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Police Officer Dale James Woods

Colerain Township Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, January 7, 2019

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Reflections for Police Officer Dale James Woods

I did not personally know Officer Woods, but I happened upon a recording of the “Final Call” from his funeral on YouTube. It was very moving, as final calls always are. Clearly, the entire State of Ohio clearly suffered the loss of a very amazing person and wonderful police officer the day that he passed. I pray for his family, and his brothers and sisters at the Colerain Township Police Department, that they will continue to heal from this loss, while also honoring the memory of their loved one.

Grateful Civilian Patrick Grilliot
Civilian

February 8, 2021

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Dale was killed in the line of duty.

To the family, fellow officers, and all who call Dale beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I know that that you will receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Dale gave to his community and the citizens of Ohio and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 7, 2019.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 16, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Dale James Woods of the Colerain Township Police 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

January 7, 2020

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 whose 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.

Back the Blue, Kate

November 15, 2019

To Mr Wood's children (and entire family)

I am sorry for the loss of your father. I wanted to share a sentiment that was on a card I got when my brother was killed in the line of duty, I hope it helps in some small way. "When you are sitting there going about your day and the memory of a loved one who has passed away comes slipping into your mind, that is their way of letting you know you are still connected."

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Angela Larson

August 21, 2019

I will miss you friend .... not a day goes by we don’t think about you. Don’t worry the kids are being taken care of... and Becky

Jaime

July 7, 2019

To all of the family and friends of Officer Woods, I am sorry for your loss. I pray for God's Comfort for your aching hearts. Also for His Peace and Hope to surround you all.

Pam
Surviving Wife of Lt. Kevin Clyde Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

May 20, 2019

God Speed Brother

Deputy Tim Duvall
Boyd County KY Sheriffs Department

April 7, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Woods.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 28, 2019

Officer Woods,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Colerain Township. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 11, 2019

On behalf of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, we send our deepest sympathies and condolences. R.I.P. Officer Woods, may God bless you and keep you. May God comfort your family, friends and all our brothers and sisters with the Colerain Township Police Department. May God wrap you in his loving arms and grant your family and friends strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers my brother. Please know that you and your service will never be forgotten. Fidelis Ad Mortem my brother as we remain Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen. We have the watch from here.

Corporal James Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, Tampa, Fla.

February 7, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Woods. My thoughts & prayers are with your family, friends, and the CTPD.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

February 6, 2019

Pray the family, friends and department feel the love, strength, comfort and grace of our loving God. Knowing that our Lord Jesus knows your hurting and is a friend that is closer than a brother.

Chaplain Jim Brackeen
Richmond Hill Police Department

February 5, 2019

Rest in Peace. Prayers for your family, friends and agency.

Kevin Lorberau
Tacoma PD

January 29, 2019

Rest easy brother, we have the watch.

Officer Justin Smith
Maple Grove Police Department

January 21, 2019

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Woods during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Deputy Donnie Meaders (retired)
Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office (OK)

January 20, 2019

Rest in peace brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.

LT. A. Orozco
ADOT/ECD

January 18, 2019

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Dale James Woods, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

January 18, 2019

The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his 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 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 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 times 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 silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

January 17, 2019

Badge No.23
Officer buried Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati Hamilton County Ohio

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Researcher

January 17, 2019

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten...............

Detective Sergeant Edward Carlile
Northfield Village Police Department

January 16, 2019

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

January 15, 2019

Family and Friends of Officer Dale,

Learning about
Officer Dale's transition saddened the community / country. Praise God for his beliefs in the resurrected Christ.
From what I have learned, you could tell about his hope in Christ through his service on the Colerain Police Force. Officer Dale was a SERVANT of God. Saddened for your lost, but knowing that his Christian beliefs and service will live through the lives of his mother, children, girl friend, family, fellow officers and friends outshines the sadness. Praying God strengthens you ALL.
God will give you peace.
Love,
A Westwood Resident

Brenda M Stewart
Westwood Resident

January 14, 2019

Rest easy Officer.

Joseph Hart-Bowley

January 13, 2019

Officer Woods,

May you rest in the arms of God and may God be with your family.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

January 13, 2019

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