Man Receives 35 Years In LMPD Officer’s Death

Posted at 12:50 PM, Jun 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-15 12:50:12-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – The man who caused the crash that killed a Louisville Metro Police Department officer learned his sentence Friday.

WAVE 3 News in Louisville reports that Wathaniel Woods was sentenced to 35 years in the death of Officer Nick Rodman.

In March of 2017, LMPD officers were chasing Woods through the Portland neighborhood after receiving a complaint of domestic violence against him. Woods’ vehicle collided with Rodman’s cruiser at the intersection of 26th and Duncan streets.

Rodman was taken to UofL Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

Rodman was a graduate of Georgetown College. Woods pleaded guilty to murder and will be eligible for parole in 20 years.