On December 16, 2015 The Aurora Police Department Posted on their facebook page a note that they received regarding an act of kindness by Officer William Woods who helped a disabled man and his wife during a snowstorm that read:
Today a citizen contacted us to share what she described was so touching to see she had to make sure everyone knew.
While at the intersection of E. 6th Ave. and Havana St. yesterday around 2:00 p.m. she saw an Aurora Police Officer assisting an elderly male who had stumbled and fallen in the snow.
After some digging, we found out this was APD Officer Woods of the District One Patrol Division serving Area 2. Officer Woods told us he saw a gentleman fall down during the snowstorm today. He immediately pulled over, and got out to help him and his elderly wife. He learned the man who fell was physically handicapped. Officer Woods loaded up their belongings into his patrol car, and gave them a ride to their destination to get them out of the cold winter snow.
It should come as no surprise to us that Officer Woods has a natural instinct to help our community. He has dedicated his life to service for our country, and our community. He was a police officer in Breckenridge Colorado, Fayetteville, NC and then became an Aurora Police Officer 21 years ago. He has also served 29 years in the Army as Command Sergeant Major, and continues to serve in the Colorado National Guard Army and Air as the senior enlisted leader.
Thank you Officer Woods for being the example for every officer out there, and representing the Aurora Police Department so well even in the toughest of weather conditions yesterday!