George Woodson - ID NR

George Woodson

Line of Duty 12/23/1955

CHP Officer Killed While Pursuing Speeder

Friday, December 23, 1955

Officer George A. Woodson was pursuing a Christmas-holiday speeder when his motorcycle skidded on rain-slicked pavement and crashed. A motorist found Woodson lying next to his motorcycle beside a chain-link fence that bordered the Santa Ana Freeway. The 32-year-old patrol officer was rushed to the hospital but died without regaining consciousness.