Tifton in Tift County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
"Major" Jack L. Woolard
Jack Woolard served in the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1971. He served as a Sergeant aboard an AC-130 Gunship in the Spectre Squadron in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. After receiving an Honorable Discharge, he moved to Tifton.
Woolard began his career with the Tift County Sheriff’s Department in 1974. Throughout his career he received numerous commendations and awards including the Military Order of the Purple Heart National Law Enforcement Citation for injuries received in the performance of Duty.
Major Woolard dedicated 34 years of service to his department and community before his career ironically ended where it began — on the courthouse steps.
This plaque is dedicated to the memory of
”Major” Jack L. Woolard
Sheriff Gary Vowell and his fellow officers
November 11, 2008
Erected 2008 by Sheriff Gary Vowell and Fellow Officers.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Law Enforcement • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Vietnam. A significant historical year for this entry is 1948.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tifton GA 31794, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Larkin Wright, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (here, next to this marker); Purple Heart Memorial (here, next to this marker); William W. Outerbridge, Rear Admiral, USN (here, next to this marker); A.V. "Bubba" Akin (here, next to this marker); Henry Bostick (here, next to this marker); Henry Tift Myers (here, next to this marker); M60A3 Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); The Olympic Torch Paused at this Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tifton.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Tifton Veterans Memorial Plaza
Also see . . .
1. Maj Jack L Woolard (Find a Grave).
Maj. Woolard joined the Tift County Sheriff's Department in 1974, where he served in many roles having attained the rank of major in charge of Special Operations with the badge number of "Tift 2." The major was an Honorary Trooper with the Georgia State Patrol,(Submitted on May 11, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Major Jack Woolard dies at courthouse.
(Tifton Gazette, April 4, 2008) Members of the local, state and national law enforcement agencies as well as friends are mourning the death of Major Jack Woolard, a 34-year veteran of the Tift County Sheriff’s Office. Woolard died Friday morning of an apparent heart attack when efforts by co-workers to revive him with CPR failed. “Jack went like he wanted to go,” said Tift County Sheriff Gary Vowell. “He was in full dress uniform on the steps of the courthouse.”(Submitted on May 11, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.