Officer Charles 0. Woodworth was on patrol July 27, 1964 and had just pulled away from a stop sign when his motorcycle was struck broadside by an automobile. Woodworth sustained serious leg injuries from the impact of the crash, but his condition did not appear life-threatening. As he was recovering, Officer Woodworth suffered a fatal embolism attributed to the accident two weeks earlier.
Tributes in honor of Officer Charles O. Woodworth
He left behind his wife, Vera and seven kids. He loved being a motorcop and received a posthumous plaque from his duty on the Golden Gate Bridge in the late 50s/early 60s, where he stopped dozens of people from jumping.