COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Fellow Tri-State law enforcement agencies and first responders are grieving with members of the Colerain Police Department following the death of Colerain officer Dale Woods.
Woods died Monday at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Chief Mark Denney said during an evening news conference. Woods was struck by a pickup Friday night while responding to a crash on Colerain Avenue.
Since the announcement multiple area agencies have posted tributes in support of the Colerain Police Department, and for Woods’ family. The Cincinnati Police Department posted a message from Chief Eliot Isaac who said, "You are all in our thoughts & prayers."
Our hearts are saddened at the news of @ColerainPolice Officer Dale Woods passing. Your entire community & the family of #OfficerDaleWoods are in our thoughts & prayers at this most difficult time. https://t.co/UFhjbyKtBt
— Cincinnati Police Department (@CincyPD) January 8, 2019
— Oxford Police Dept. (@OxfordOhioPD) January 8, 2019
Today the LPD family sends our thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Officer Dale Woods and to all the members of Colerain Township Police Department. pic.twitter.com/iXUW9cGdBh
— LPD (@LovelandPolice) January 8, 2019
First responders from a number of agencies drove with emergency lights flashing during a procession Tuesday to honor Woods.
Ohio Governor John Kasich said in a Twitter post that flags in the capital would be lowered to half-staff for Officer Woods.
The death of Colerain Township Police Officer Dale Woods is not only a tragedy for the community he served, it is also a heartbreaking loss that all Ohioans share. We will be lowering the flags in his honor. https://t.co/HMz9eSMbq0
— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) January 8, 2019
In Colerain Township, firefighters lowered flags to half-staff outside the Colerain Township Community Center.
— Ally Kraemer (@AllyKraemer) January 8, 2019
Residents offered condolences at the Colerain Veterans Memorial where a wreath with a thin blue line rests at the entrance. Blue ribbons dot the town as well.
More posts for Woods:
Our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Colerain Township Police Officer Dale Woods. You are in our thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/E5OFDbh6Nd
— Cincy Fire & EMS (@CincyFireEMS) January 8, 2019
Hamilton County EMHSA would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Dale Woods & our brave partners at the Colerain Township Police Department. We are with you in sadness. @ColerainPolice
— Hamilton County EMA (@HCEMA) January 8, 2019
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Officer Dale Woods and the Colerain Township Police Department. Rest In Peace brother 💙 pic.twitter.com/D8T7xVKMI2
— Clermont Co Sheriff (@ClermontSheriff) January 8, 2019
RIP Officer Woods. Thank you for your service! https://t.co/mfDzMyOhPu
— Wyoming Police, Ohio (@WyomingOHpolice) January 8, 2019