Lieutenant David Eugene Hazelwood (1951-2020)


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Lieutenant David Eugene Hazelwood

We believe Dave was born September 17, 1951 to Rennie William “Bill” and Violet Rose (Sefton) Hazelwood and that he married Deborah Lynn Ward on June 17, 1972.

Dave joined the Woodlawn Police Department on March 1, 1974.   He was promoted to Sergeant in 1978.  By 1996, he had been promoted to Lieutenant and was Acting Police Chief at least once between November 1996 and February 1997.  Lieutenant Hazelwood retired on July 1, 1999 with 25 years of service.

Lieutenant Hazelwood died of a massive heart attack at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at the age of 68.

He is survived by his wife of almost 48 years, Deborah Lynn (Ward) Hazelwood, at least three children, and grandchildren.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, his funeral services will be private.


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4 thoughts on “Lieutenant David Eugene Hazelwood (1951-2020)

  1. Thoughts and prayers for Dave and his family. Dave was a friend and definitely one of the good guys. Our agencies were next to each other and we back each other up a lot over the years.

  2. Dave was my brother. He was a wonderful man with a sense of humor. He had a wonderful wife, kids, and grandkids. He was a Christian and always believed in doing what was right. Our family will miss him so much. I want to thank all police officers for their line of duty and protecting our country. May God bless you and thank you for being a “brother” to Dave.
    Maureen Ritter

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