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Deputy Sheriff William Claude Woodgeard

Hocking County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, April 15, 1963

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff William Claude Woodgeard

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff William Claude Woodgeard of the Hocking County Sheriff's Department, Ohio and the additional 76 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 15, 2022

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff William Claude Woodgeard of the Hocking County Sheriff's Department, Ohio and the additional 72 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 15, 2021

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff William Claude Woodgeard of the Hocking County Sheriff's Department, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

April 15, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff William Claude Woodgeard of the Hocking County Sheriff's Department, Ohio and the additional 65 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

April 15, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff William Claude Woodgeard of the Hocking County Sheriff's Department, Ohio and the additional 65 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

April 15, 2018

Rest In Peace, brother ......we will carry the load from here.

Lieutenant Anthony Byram
Logan Police Department (Ohio)

August 14, 2017

So many years ago but your name is carved in stone on the National Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Wall in our nation's capital ensuring you will never be forgotten. Well served Peace Officer...

Tammie Elliott-Gehle
Surviving Spouse of Sgt. Robert L. Elliott Miami County, Ohio S.O. EOW

June 4, 2013

I remember that day well when Deputy Woodgeard died for it was on our property where the accident occurred. After all of these years I still remember our fallen Hero who did his best to protect and to serve.
Great men follow in the foot steps of Heroes.
C Matheny

Spec 4 US Army
Viet Nam Era Veteran

June 3, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th 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 16, 2012

Deputy Sheriff Woodgeard,
On today, the 49th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hocking County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

April 15, 2012

Thank you for protecting the citizens of Hocking County. Every officer's death is senseless. Thank you to your family for giving you to us, so that we could live without fear, knowing that there would be someone to protect us. Rest in peace, sir.

trooper
OSHP

April 11, 2007

Your death not in vain, we will continue where you left off. Rest easy, brother.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

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