Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Dwight Calvin Woodrell, Jr.

Pawnee County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, October 13, 2001

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Reflections for Sheriff Dwight Calvin Woodrell, Jr.

It’s been 20 years. We still miss you every day.

A loved one

October 14, 2021

Rest in peace Sheriff Woodrell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 23, 2021

I don’t know you but I’ve heard the stories. I wish God had let you stay because your family needs you and your county needs you. Those awful people who did this may think they will see the light of day sometime (and they may but they better not come back to Pawnee County), but God will always get the last word when you have done wrong.

Concerned And Fearful Pawnee County

January 15, 2019

I just saw this show on the ID channel. Just heartbreaking. Many thoughts and prayers for this family. My dad was sheriff in a small town. I remember how my family always worried about these things. Much thanks to Sheriff Dwight's service.

December 15, 2018

Brenda Norton

December 15, 2018

I just watched Murder Comes to Town and learned of your murder. I’m sorry you were taken from your beautiful family and many good friends!
I pray your children and wife have found peace and have been able to move on from your terrible murder knowing how very blessed they were to have experienced life with a person as special as you seem to have been. I have read many many reflections about you and I Know you were an amazing person, father and sheriff.
I can only wish I will be lucky and blessed enough to meet someone as special as you Atleast once in my life.
Thank you for your service and Rest In Peace in the arms of the Lord always


October 7, 2018

I live in Nashville, Tennessee and have heard about the tragic night that took you from your family and fellow officers. You are a hero and very loved and missed. God has a plan for each of us! I cant wait til the day I will meet you and give you the biggest hug I can! R.I.P. Sheriff Dwight C. Woodrell Jr.

Amanda M.

July 24, 2018

I just watched a documentary about this man's death. It will always be a mystery to me why people feel the need to kill. But it is especially a mystery when people to choose to kill those meant to protect us. God bless you Sheriff Woodrell and your family. And may you all be reunited in heaven one day. Until then rest in peace.

Mikelle Agee-Odoms
911 Dispatcher

July 24, 2018

Continue to rest well in eternal peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 13, 2017

Love you big guy

Son Unknown Unknown

November 17, 2016

A true hero my brother!! Continue to rest in eternal peace, and may God watch over your family.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

October 13, 2016

Just a little memory I have of Dwight. I was hanging clothes on the clothesline in my back yard. I saw Dwight milling around the neighbor's yard, who was having a garage sale. I asked him if he was doing crowd control for the garage sale. He said,"No. I'm seeing if there's any good stuff."
Such a great guy.

Cliff Hewitt

October 13, 2015

It seems like not long ago when you taught Calvin and Mikeal how to catch Crawdads at the pond. The younger boys weren't allowed near the water. As they watched, they knew their turn would come when they were older. I remember how excited Mikeal was. He couldn't wait to catch Crawdads again. Mikeal was in disbelief that you asked him if he ATE Crawdads.
When I see cars flying down the road that separates our houses, I know you would jump in your car and go after them if you were still here. The difference now, Jessica's barbies wouldn't fly off the car as you sped from the driveway. I remember the first time Randy found Barbies in the road and the end of your driveway. Then, the time Brandi went for a walk and watched some guys in a pickup load up your dog and drive off. I laugh everytime I think of it as you come out of house still buttoning your shirt and fastening your belt. You asked permission to borrow our daughter to help find your dog. A week or two later the dog showed up out by Balmer Hill. I know it wasn't funny.... But I'm sorry, I still laugh.
You know, I've thought I've seen you recently outside a few times lately. When I took a picture of the flag at half staff today the wind had settled. I wasn't sure I'd get a photo. Your family would say you had a hand in the breeze picking up at that moment to raise the flag proudly. I know I've been seeing you out around the yard again lately. I used to see you all the time. By the tractor or the old pickup in the pasture or by the old well house. Even by the barn where you worked on the fence 14 years ago.

A neighbor

October 13, 2015

Well it's been another year since we've lost you, but another year closer to seeing you again, I know we haven't officially met considering I don't even know your voice but I love you and I miss you so much daddy

Son Jasper Woodrell

October 13, 2015

Missing you I asked you after 9/11 what is going on in the world I still wonder after all these years and all the tears no one knows sacrifice an officer offers up or how high the price could be. Praying for our country tonight to know the true value of all who are willing to wear a badge and to respect them and their families! Love you always miss you forever!


November 25, 2014

You are forever missed. I imagine you are dancing with your momma in heaven today. Today is your golden birthday in heaven!


October 13, 2014

Thirteen years and today still gives me pause. Hope it always will.

Captain Scott Dean
Tulsa County Sheriff's Office

October 13, 2014

Boots is getting married today. you would think it was one of our own children the way the tears are flowing. I know you would want to be here and what fun you would be having with him. Your presence will be missed today.


March 28, 2014

Another has passed without you. No matter where life takes us, you will never be forgotten. You and what happend to you are part of who we are. Love to you always. Rest easy knowing we are being taken care of.


October 14, 2013

I was proud to know such a great man!! Working with Dwight changed my life forever. I hope that one day I will be as good a officer as he was his memory will always be with me.

Bobbie Olsen

November 4, 2012

wow, 11 yrs. The 13th is coming up fast this time of the year just sucks for so many of us. Karen had a great birthday party for your babygirl last friday. wow an wow she is 18 you would be so proud of the young lady she has grown up to be. under your watchful eye from havens windows

ann woodrell

October 9, 2012

I am a former Detroit Officer. 26 years military. 14 active Marines. Combat vet. God loves His own. "He hath no greater love than to lay down his life for his brother."

Sgt.Leigh W Cole

August 19, 2012

I knew him as a great and devoted husband and father. His oldest son was in my scout troop.

Butch McDonald

August 9, 2012

It's raining you today.....


April 13, 2012

I'am thinking of you tonight


December 29, 2011

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills 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 an unmanly tear.
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 often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown


October 13, 2011

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