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Patrolman Andrew McLean Wood

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, April 12, 1929

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Reflections for Patrolman Andrew McLean Wood

Patrolman Wood,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

April 12, 2019

I am pleasantly surprised to have discovered this site. Thank you all for your kind reflections of my grandfather. Our family has always felt honored to have had someone serve as a police officer. I will share your reflections with my father, his son, and I know he will be appreciative of your thoughts.

Vikki Newell
Granddaughter of Andrew McLean Wood

May 3, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd anniversary of your death. 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 12, 2012

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Wood and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

March 26, 2009

YOU ARE A HERO SIR JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE

Pat Van Den Berghe
MANCHESTER, NH

August 25, 2008

Judgment Day for a NYC Patrolman

.....Author Unknown

The Patrolman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, Patrolman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my Church have you been true?"

The Patrolman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
Can't always be a Saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my work was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep,
I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills just got too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was silence all around the Throne
Where the Saints had often trod.
As the Patrolman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, Patrolman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."

Sgt. E. Chaves
Broward County Sheriff's Office

December 24, 2006

Dear Andrew, my Uncle John Spaeth, now deceased told me about a newspaper article that the family had about an Andrew Wood who was killed while on duty with the New York City police force. Unfortunately, the article was lost along with the information. I have just found your information and want to recognize and pay tribute to your service and life. This is a special day for me to have finally solved this mystery (10-27-06). I know that you will be rewarded in heaven.

Kenneth E. Spaeth Jr.
My grandmothers uncle

October 27, 2006

MY BROTHER, I AM HONORED TO BE THE FIRST TO LEAVE YOU A REFLECTION. I CERTAINLY HOPE THAT MANY MORE WILL FOLLOW. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. A HERO FOR SURE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

April 12, 2005

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