Police Officer Thomas T. Wood

Police Officer Thomas T. Wood

Maywood Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, October 23, 2006

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Thomas T. Wood

Police Officer Thomas Wood was shot several times as he sat in his department vehicle near the intersection of Erie Street and 6th Avenue at approximately 11:00 pm. Officer Wood's canine partner was not wounded in the shooting.

He was transported to Loyola University Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds approximately 45 minutes later.

The suspect fled the scene and the case remains unsolved.

Officer Wood had served with the Maywood Police Department for nine years. He had previously served as a reserve officer with the Schiller Park Police Department for three years while serving as a part-time officer with the Stone Park Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife, five children, three brothers, one sister, his father, and a large extended family.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 272

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .380 caliber
  • Offender Case remains unsolved

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Officer Wood will never be forgotten. His dedicated service forever honored. His family, friends and colleagues are in my thoughts as another year soon goes by.

Surviving parent G Birkholz
Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

September 9, 2019

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