FBI Renews Its Request for Information About Unsolved Murder of Maywood Police Officer
The FBI continues to seek information from the public regarding the unsolved murder of Maywood Police Officer Thomas T. Wood, announced Michael J. Anderson, special agent in charge of the Chicago Field Office of the FBI, and Vladimir Talley, chief of the Maywood Police Department.
Nine years ago this month, Maywood Police Officer Wood was shot by an unknown subject or subjects while sitting in his police vehicle. The October 23, 2006 shooting occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Erie Street in Maywood. Officer Wood was on duty in a marked patrol sports utility vehicle, accompanied by his K-9 partner in the back seat, when he was shot multiple times in the chest. Wood subsequently died of his wounds; the K-9 was not injured.
During its investigation, Maywood Police requested the assistance of the FBI. Agents from the Chicago Office’s West Resident Agency have conducted numerous interviews and followed a multitude of leads generated over the past nine years. Despite these efforts, the person or persons responsible for the death of Officer Wood remain at large.
Officer Wood entered on duty with the Maywood Police Department on October 6, 1997. He was 37 years old at the time of his death and is survived by his wife and five children.
Anyone with information regarding this case is strongly encouraged to call the Chicago Field Office of the FBI at (312) 421-6700 or the Maywood Police Department at (708) 450-4471.