Sergeant Robert Gene Woods

Sergeant Robert Gene Woods

Germantown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, July 17, 1976

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Robert Gene Woods

Sergeant Robert Woods suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a subject at a domestic dispute.

The male subject had been uncooperative, causing Sergeant Woods to call for backup. The police chief arrived on the scene and the two officers began struggling with the man. Sergeant Woods collapsed during the struggle. He died while being transported to a local hospital.

Sergeant Woods had served with the Germantown Police Department for one year. He had previously served with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Moraine Police Department. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available


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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sergeant Robert Gene Woods of the Germantown Police Department, Ohio and the additional 89 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 17, 2023

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