Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police George Woodbeck

Hayward Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Sunday, September 25, 1932

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Reflections for Chief of Police George Woodbeck

Chief Woodbeck,
On today, the 86th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hayward. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 25, 2018

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect. Your memory will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 25, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

April 11, 2012

I am the great great grandson of Chief Woodbeck. I am currently scheduled to graduate the police academy Thursday May 12, 2011. I will be working for the same PD as Chief Woodbeck. It is an honor to be able to do so.

Darin Jensen, Patrolman
City of Hayward PD

May 9, 2011

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:18

You are never forgotten

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 13, 2009

George Woodbeck was my grandfather, though I wasn't born until 1954. My mother was Lyda, one of the older daughters.
Mom used to tell stories of being "hit on" by Baby Face Nelson when she waitressed at Little Bohemia and Radio Joe's.
Grampa's name was inscribed on the Police Memorial here in Madison a few years ago. I want to again thank the officers of Hayward and Sawyer County who guided us through that day.
Deputy Matthew Wetterling, I believe you are my nephew. Your Grandmother was June and your Grampa was Everett. If you wish to contact me please leave a message on this site.

Frank Wetzel

February 7, 2008

Rest in God's loving embrace, sir. You will never be forgotten.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

September 8, 2006

Chief George Woodbeck was my great grandfather. My gradmother was less than a year old at his time of death. Chief Woodbeck was directing traffic at the scene of an auto accident on the main drag of Hayward. Cheif Woodbeck was struck and run down by Al Capone's Cadillac.

Deputy Matthew Wetterling
Moody Co. Sheriff

May 5, 2004


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. No officer who gives his/her life for us need ever be forgotton. You died a hero; rest in peace.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 1, 2004

Rest in peace brother
You're gone but not forgotten.

Walworth CO. SO

December 19, 2003

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