KCPD Memorial   Lest We Forget
Police Officer
William Edward Wood
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
End of Watch: Thursday, August 30, 1934
Age: 62
DOB: June 17, 1872
Tour of Duty:
Date of incident: August 29, 1934
Cause of death: Struck by vehicle
On the night of August 29, 1934, Officer William E. Wood, 64, was on duty in the Sheffield District. While handling a call at ta residence at 6011 East 15th Street, he dodged to avoid being hit by a car but was struck by a fast moving car coming from the opposite direction and was fatally injured. He was taken to the Menorah Medical Center, where he later died on August 30, 1934. The driver of the vehicle that struck him was believed to be sleep deprived and possibly fell asleep prior to striking Officer Wood.

Officer Wood, 62, was survived by his wife, Maud, and a child. Interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery.



Article by Brent Marchant