Procession takes fallen Officer to favorite spots one last time

Posted at 8:42 PM, Jan 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-12 22:42:59-05

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Colerain Township, OH (WCPO) — Five days after his death, Colerain police Officer Dale Woods made final stops at some of the places he loved: The North College Hill Police Department, where he once served on the force; the Clovernook County Club, where friends said the shy, serious lawman became a gregarious golf player; and the Colerain Police Department, where fellow officers mourned a friend and colleague of 15 years.

Woods’ remains were escorted from destination to snowy destination by a procession of police vehicles before arriving at Colerain High School for a public visitation.

A variety of other services were scheduled to continue throughout the weekend, some public and others private. Woods died Monday after being hit by a truck late Jan. 4.

In a news conference hours later, Colerain police Chief Mark Denney tearfully described him as “a cop’s cop” who had been born to serve his community.