Constable Albert E. Wood

Constable Albert E. Wood

Wayne County Constable's Office, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, April 28, 1904

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Albert E. Wood

Constable Albert Wood was shot and killed as he and another constable escorted a prisoner to jail.

The prisoner's brother approached them and demanded that the man be released. When Constable Wood refused the brother opened fire, killing Constable Wood and wounding the other constable.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 18 years. He was paroled February 5, 1915.

Constable Wood was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1915

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Constable Wood's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 1-17-18 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

January 17, 2018

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