John Woy, Veteran Officer, Died Yesterday
Had Enviable Record as Patrolman and Detective.
John W. Woy aged 51 years, for more than twenty
years a member of the police and detective department, died yesterday at
a member of the police department Mr. Woy took part in some of the most noted
cases in the criminal annals of this city, and through his work many noted
criminals were run to earth. Probably the most celebrated case Mr. Woy ever took
part in was when he was first made a member of the police force. Some twenty
years ago the Chattanooga Grocery company, of which M. J. O'Brien was president,
was the victim of a series of bold and daring robberies that startled this city
and for a time baffled the police. Woy, together with brother officers was put
to work on the case and after several months' hard work succeeded in
running to earth ten men., who were tried and convicted of the robberies.
Another celebrated case in which Mr. Woy took a prominent part was the arresting
here of Frank Duncan.
Mr. Woy is survived by his wife and one son, Robert Woy.
The following brothers and sisters survive him: Lee Woy, Mrs. Ernest Lang, Mrs.
J. C. Bell. Mrs. Dave Jones, all of this city; Mrs. James Hogan, of Birmingham;
Mrs. George Jones, of Knoxville, and Mrs. B. F. Amiss, of Salem, Va. Funeral
services will be held from the residence at 10 oıclock Tuesday morning.
The Chattanooga Times, March 11, 1912.
by Claudia O'Leary