Deputy Sheriff Jesse E. Hood

Deputy Sheriff Jesse E. Hood

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, February 8, 1932

Add to My Heroes

Jesse E. Hood

Deputy Sheriff Jess Hood was struck and killed by a drunk driver on Main Street in Cottonwood, Arizona, at approximately 11:25 pm.

He had been assigned to provide security at a dance hall on Main Street. He was attempting to cross the street when fast-moving vehicle struck and killed him. The driver of the vehicle stopped approximately 70 feet further down the road and spoke to several witnesses, who reported he smelled of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated. The driver then got back into his car and fled the scene.

The man was later arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter. He was acquitted of the charge the following month.

Deputy Hood was survived by his wife, two daughters, and son.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Acquitted

Most Recent Reflection

View all 2 Reflections

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

December 11, 2016

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.