Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Richard Glenn Woods

Pell City Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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Reflections for Lieutenant Richard Glenn Woods

Lt. Woods rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 13, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 7, 2018

Just thinking about my dear friend and missing you. Work does not seem the same without you just popping in to say hi. Miss our talks and laughs. Continue prayers for Susan, Jacob and all your brothers and sisters in blue. Fly high my friend. Never forgotten

Laurie Brasher

February 10, 2017

It was an honor to call you my friend. You are missed very much. thank you for teaching me how to be a good K-9 officer. but most of all thank you for just being you and my friend.

Sgt Wayne Walton
Springville Police Dept

May 22, 2016

Had you on my mind lately. Miss you

St Clair Co Sheriffs office

February 18, 2016

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I pray that Lt. Woods wife, family, friends, and colleagues find comfort in our heavenly Father's promise recorded at Revelation 21:3,4 "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."

Lem Toatley Dispatcher
Orlando Police Department

November 25, 2015

Rest in peace Lieutenant Woods

Officer Joseph Bresette
Galesville Police Department (WI)

November 4, 2015

"Blue Spirited Watch"

Even though the many Law Enforcement Officers from all of our Neighboring Countries around this world have Fallen and Ended their Watch.

Their Devoted Spirits have Risen and are now carrying on their destinies up above in Heaven while awaiting to be rejoined in the distant future by the ones they love.

Richard "Jafa" Oddy ©

Richard "Jafa" Oddy
IPA US (Associate)

August 2, 2015

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Lieutenant Richard Woods during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May God help heal their aching hearts. Rest in peace, Lieutenant Woods.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

May 24, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co workers of this brave officer. Rest in peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriffs Office

May 4, 2015

On behalf of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office here in Georgia, we extend our heartfelt sympathy to you, the Pell City Police Department and the family of Lt. Woods. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sheriff Janis Mangum
Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson Georgia

May 1, 2015

Rest in peace brother! It has been an honor to work with you and you will be missed. We have lost a great police officer and even more a great friend.

Captain Glenn Walton
Odenville Police Department

April 19, 2015

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your many years of service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Lt. Woods during this time of tragic and sudden loss.

Sr. Ptlmn (Retired) Donnie Meaders
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

April 18, 2015

RIP BROTHER. May you be with GOD and may GOD be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

April 12, 2015

Rest In Peace Lieutenant Woods

Civilian supporter and future LEO
Lorain, Ohio

March 29, 2015

Brother Woods, rest easy. You have earned your place in paradise and we will cover the watch from here.

Officer Joseph Walker
Niobrara, Nebraska Police Department

March 27, 2015

My dear friend you will be miss very much . It was an honor working with as a K-9 officer in the pass. Thank you for teaching me alot about the job. Rest in peace my friend

Sgt Wayne Walton
Springville Police Dept

March 26, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother

Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

March 26, 2015

Thank you for your service Lt. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your law enforcement family. You will not be forgotten. You will always be honored.... Rest easy...
-Police Unity Tour Team CSPD
"We Ride For Those Who Died"

Police Unity Tour - Team CSPD
Coral Springs Police Department, FL

March 24, 2015

A true servant read about his heroic acts


March 24, 2015

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Lieutenant Woods. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Pell City Police Department.

Scott Horne U.S. Postal Inspector
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

March 23, 2015

Sad to hear of the loss of this Officer. May God Bless and keep his family. Our lives as Law Enforcement Officers requires us to give so much and sometimes even our lives for the safety and sanctity of others. Thank you Lieutenant Woods for this ultimate sacrifice of giving. You will be honored and remembered among the heroes we celebrate. One final salute. I am MyBrothersKeepr.

Marshal B. Tindle
City Of Killeen Marshals Office/Former Shreveport PD

March 23, 2015



March 22, 2015

Sincerest regards.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno- Honor Guard Member
State of MN Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

March 22, 2015

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"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 BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

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

March 22, 2015

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