Police Officer Dale James Woods

Police Officer Dale James Woods

Colerain Township Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, January 7, 2019

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Dale James Woods

Police Officer Dale Woods succumbed to injuries sustained three days earlier while moving traffic control devices at the scene of a previous crash on Colerain Avenue near Harry Lee Lane.

The initial crash involved a vehicle striking a utility pole during a period of rain, requiring the utility company to respond to make repairs. Officer Woods was moving a traffic cone as part of the road closure when a pickup truck struck him.

He was transported to Cincinnati Medical Center where he passed away. His organs were donated following his death.

Officer Woods had served with the Colerain Township Police Department for 15 years. He is survived by his three children.

In January 2020, Colerain's Heritage Way was renamed Dale Woods Way, which is the street the police department is located on.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 47

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Friday, January 4, 2019

accident scene

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I did not personally know Officer Woods, but I happened upon a recording of the “Final Call” from his funeral on YouTube. It was very moving, as final calls always are. Clearly, the entire State of Ohio clearly suffered the loss of a very amazing person and wonderful police officer the day that he passed. I pray for his family, and his brothers and sisters at the Colerain Township Police Department, that they will continue to heal from this loss, while also honoring the memory of their loved one.

Grateful Civilian Patrick Grilliot

February 8, 2021

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