Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant John Holcombe Woodson

Southern Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Monday, August 5, 1946

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Reflections for Sergeant John Holcombe Woodson

Sgt. Woodson,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 5, 2021

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 5, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Woodson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 30, 2019

It is now 72 years and your memory and sacrifice are still honored here. The execution of your murderer brings a sense of closure and the relief that he never had the chance to kill again, but it did not bring you back.

God Bless you Sgt. Woodson and thank you for your duty. May your continued rest remain Peaceful, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

August 5, 2018

Rest in Peace Sergeant John H. Woodsonr. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting America's steel roadways.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you is burning in hell as I type this reflection. I pray that the hounds of hell are ripping his soul apart.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 7, 2016

The Promise: Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

July 9, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 63rd anniversary year 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 30, 2009

Sergeant Woodson, today is the 63rd year since you were murdered. I cannot say I’m sorry to read that your killer was executed. You were involved in helping to protect one of America’s most vital resources, it’s Railroads. Though the railroad has lost some of it’s significance over the years, it is still one of the most important means of transportation available and women and men like yourself are so very much needed to keep those ways safe and secure. You did your job and made the ultimate sacrifice. It’s because of your work, not your death that you are a hero. It’s just sad that your death is what brought your individual efforts to the attention of the rest of the world.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 28, 2009

Sgt. Woodson,
It has taken over 62 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



April 27, 2009

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