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Son of off-duty Wichita officer killed in motorcycle crash dies at hospital

Stacy Woodson, who died in a traffic collision while off-duty Friday night, had been a Wichita police officer for 16 years. His 9-year-old son, Braeden, died while at the hospital.
Stacy Woodson, who died in a traffic collision while off-duty Friday night, had been a Wichita police officer for 16 years. His 9-year-old son, Braeden, died while at the hospital. Wichita Police Department

The son of an off-duty police officer who was killed in a crash west of Wichita has also died, according to the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office.

"It is with great sadness that I inform you all that not only did law enforcement lose WPD Officer (Stacy) Woodson, but his 9 year old son has also passed," Lt. Tim Myers said in a release. "Braeden Woodson died as a result of the injuries he suffered in the traffic accident."

Braeden died while at the hospital, Wesley spokeswoman Susan Burchill said. The time and date of his death were not immediately available.

Braeden was a passenger on his dad's motorcycle and was taken to the hospital in critical condition following the Friday evening crash.

His dad, Stacy Woodson, 37, was riding a motorcycle east on 21st Street when a white pickup traveling south on 167th Street West pulled out in front of him shortly before 8:15 p.m. that Friday, authorities said. His motorcycle then struck the pickup, and he died at the scene.

Stacy Woodson was a 16-year veteran with the Wichita Police Department and a member of the department’s recently revived motorcycle unit, which focuses heavily on traffic enforcement.

The driver of the pickup, James Neal Dalrymple, was arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter following the collision, records show. He was not injured in the incident.

Dalrymple, 35, was booked into jail just before 2 a.m. Saturday. He was also arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery from a DUI causing great bodily harm and driving under the influence.

Sheriff Jeff Easter confirmed on Saturday that Dalrymple’s arrest was a result of the crash.

In lieu of flowers and cards, donations can be sent in Stacy Woodson’s name to The Honore Adversis Foundation, 477 N. Seneca St., Wichita, KS 67203.

Contributing: Stan Finger and Nichole Manna of The Eagle

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