Sergeant Robert E. Woody

Photo of Sergeant Robert E. Woody
End of Watch: Mon, Nov 10th, 1924
Date of Incident: Sun, Nov 9th, 1924
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 25 years
Age: 52


He was survived by his wife and daughter.


Sergeant Woody was shot and killed while he and his partner chased four suspects. The officers were driving on patrol when another car, whose running board was on fire, passed them. The officers immediately gave pursuit until the vehicle finally stopped. The four occupants jumped out holding revolvers and fled. During the pursuit and shootout Sergeant Woody was fatally wounded in the stomach. All of the suspects were eventually apprehended.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Patch
1200 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 231-1212


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