Corporal Marcus W. Hood

Corporal Marcus W. Hood

Topeka Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Friday, November 1, 1974

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Marcus W. Hood

Corporal Marcus Hood was killed in a helicopter crash while attempting to make an emergency landing. He was attempting to land in the parking lot of the Topeka Public Library when he took evasive maneuvers to avoid striking a woman and her child.

Corporal Hood had served with the agency for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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March 20, 2015

Ross Riggs was your fellow pilot, though he quit flying after your death. Ross thought so highly of you and mourned your passing. His son is married to my sister. I went to school at Washburn with Ross' son and was in and out of their home so often, I called Ross "Pa". So while I did not know you - I knew of you.

You and Ross were heroes.
Thank you for your service.

Lee Patton
Friend of his partner.

March 20, 2015

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