Marshal Walter W. Wood

Marshal Walter W. Wood

Dallas Marshal's Office, South Dakota

End of Watch Friday, February 25, 1921

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Walter W. Wood

Marshal Walter Wood was electrocuted while attempting to move a wire that had blown down across a street in the east side of the town during a period of high wind.

Several passersby used a stick to move the wire from his hand and pull him away from it. It was discovered that he had been standing on wet ground when he attempted to move the wire.

Marshal Wood had served as the town marshal for eight years. He was survived by his wife and 1-year-old daughter.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

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I am glad that someone found Marshal Wood and put his name on this page. I have been helping organize the annual South Dakota Law Enforcement Memorial Service, which is held in Pierre, SD during Police Week each year. Every year I go back to ODMP and look for additional officers that may have been overlooked over the years. This year, we have added Marshal Wood to our Roll Call, and he will be remembered from this day forward. We are also adding his name to the fallen officers monument at the State Capital. Rest in peace, Marshal Wood. You will be remembered.

Mark Newton
For the Pierre Police Department

May 12, 2015

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