Lieutenant Troy Duaine Woodall

Lieutenant Troy Duaine Woodall

Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, May 30, 1990

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Troy Duaine Woodall

Lieutenant Troy Woodall was killed in a helicopter crash while attempting to locate a drug suspect west of Brantley, Crenshaw County.

He and another agent had landed after spotting a marijuana grow during an observation flight. The other agent took one of two suspects into custody at the grow site. Lieutenant Woodall was taking off in an attempt to locate the second suspect, but the helicopter struck a powerline and crashed.

The powerline remained in contact with the helicopter, causing it to catch on fire.

Lieutenant Woodall was a U.S. Army veteran and served with the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident


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I worked for your Son, Lt. Les Woodall at the ABC Board (State Police). Les was one of the best supervisors I have ever worked for and an even better person. Behind his desk on the wall hung a picture of you and Alabama Governor Guy Hunt. In the picture he was handing you a large envelope that contained the executive order that “officially”established the Drug Unit for the state law enforcement in Alabama. Les was very proud of that and we all felt like we were part of history because he is your Son. He told me that you called him that morning and asked if he wanted to come along to help him look for marijuana “grows” in Crenshaw County. But he decided not to because he finally had a day off from work (he worked for Troy Police Department at the time). Your hard work and dedication at the ABC Board made him dedicate himself and he became one of the absolute best narcotic investigators that any of us ever had the honor and privilege to work with in our careers. Thank you for your service and for the things you instilled in your Son. He has touched so many lives as a law enforcement officer and as a leader to many of us. Rest in eternal peace Lt. Woodall, your legacy will always be remembered.

Chief Bill LaPradd
Courtland Police Department

April 29, 2024

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