‘Dean will be missed’ – La Follette Chief of Police Bill Roehl

   Lieutenant Dean Woodward was a staple with the La Follette Police Department for nearly three decades.  The former LPD Assistant Chief of Police died suddenly on Saturday.

   Whether on foot, in a police cruiser or on a motorcycle, Woodward served for 28-years wearing blue.  La Follette Chief of Police Bill Roehl tells WLAF, “He (Woodward) dedicated his life to the service of others.  He worked for LPD in many capacities, including as a Motor Officer and retired in 2003 as the Assistant Chief of Police.”

Dean Woodward was a U.S. Navy veteran

   Woodward was a veteran of the Vietnam War and Past Master of Jellico Masonic Lodge #527 F.&A.M.  Roehl adds, “Certainly, I members of the La Follette Police Department and the other city departments and employees will keep Dean’s widow Vickie; as well as, his entire family in our thoughts and prayers.”

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   Dean “Deano” Woodward was 69-years old.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/21/2018-6AM)