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