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Patrolman II Anthony Louis Woods

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, August 27, 2003

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Reflections for Patrolman II Anthony Louis Woods

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 27, 2020

Rest in peace. Thank you for you service and sacrifice. Gone but never forgotten!

Patrolman Robert Roberson
Cuba Police Department, Missouri

August 27, 2019

Thank you for your sacrifice.

Law officer friend shelby county, tn.

August 27, 2015


Law officer friend shelby county, tn.

August 27, 2015


It's been almost 11 years and I find myself this day thinking about the good times we had in roll call. Miss you brother, rest on.

Officer F. Williams
Memphis Police Department

July 7, 2014

You always had a smile on your face from day one. You were funny and always spoke well of your family.

May God continue to watch over and bless your family.

We miss you Woods. Until we meet again


May 8, 2014

I will never fotget u I love u so much u will always be In my heart

Denise Robinson

March 21, 2014

You will forever be missed uncle, seems like yesterday we were at your funeral. I'm still in tears now as I type.


February 21, 2014

hard to believe that it has been 10yrs since you paid the ultimate sacrifice.i will always remember the good times in high school.

Paul b

August 27, 2013

I believe I was one of the last people to talk with you prior to your call to your final service that day. I recall speaking briefly with you (as we often did) and enjoying watching you play with my then one-year-old son who really enjoyed your friendly banter. You were a very friendly person in uniform as well as out of uniform-a good man and human being. I will never forget you Officer Woods. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
Sincerely, Your friend and brother in the service of humankind, and God.

Dr. Jamie L. Gray
Positive Decisions 3540 Summer Avenue Suite 311 Memphis, TN. 38122

June 4, 2012

Happy New Year Officer Woods, you and the other Officers are truley missed. The streets of Memphis Tennessee are hurting without your presence and uplifting spirits. Sleep on my brother and contuinue taking your rest, we loved you but GOD loved you best.

PO S. Brown
Memphis Police Department

January 1, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 6th 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


August 27, 2009

God Bless you Officer Woods

A Texas Street Cop


January 5, 2009

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

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

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
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 awfully tough.

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

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time 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 a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"


Sgt. Meshia Thomas

June 6, 2008

Officer Woods your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 23, 2008

Officer Woods, I remember your smile brightening up roll call and everyone you passed in the hallway you always said hi. You are a blue angel looking from above and it seems as if brother you are always wathching over us. Rest now for your job is done and one day we will meet you at the golden gates of Heaven.

Officer S. Mcqueen-Brown
Memphis Police Dept.

February 2, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 30, 2008

My thoughts are with your family on this anniversary. May the Lord hold them close and may they find peace with the knowledge that you are with them always.


August 27, 2007

Patrolman Woods,
Today marks the fourth anniversary of your EOW. We salute your courage and committment in making the world a better place. Thank you for all you gave, as you certainly gave ALL.

Pennsylvania citizen

August 27, 2007

we will have roll call together again my brother in blue.i will never forget the night this happened to you ,i love you brother.

patrolman j.quinn
memphis police

September 4, 2006

As the 3rd year without your loved one draws to a close, please be assured that his sacrifice will be remembered for time eternity.


August 27, 2006

Thinking of you and your loved ones on this 3rd anniversary. Keep watch over all your loved ones and wrap your wings around them and protect them from harm. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Chicago Gold Star Father

August 27, 2006


August 27, 2006

Woods, we all miss you and wish you were here. You were an excellant officer, friend, father,husband, and brother. I miss the rollcalls were we all laugh and joked.You are missed and my prayers are with you and your family.

PII L.Lynn

May 29, 2006

I miss you.I first met you in 1999. Thanks you for being a friend

March 15, 2006

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