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Corporal Richard Varn Woods

Tue, 08/19/1969

End of Watch

Corporal Woods was on Duty in Beaufort County on August 15, 1969 when he pulled a vehicle over for speeding. Cpl. Woods did not know that the three suspects were wanted for burglary and larceny. Corporal Woods was shot and died four days later from his injuries. The three suspects were charged in his death. Corporal Woods was a nine year veteran of the Patrol and was a native of Jasper County.