OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City Police detective is being honored for his work investigating the death of a teenager.
The Downtown Exchange Club of Oklahoma City named Detective Rocky Gregory as Officer of the Year for his work investigating the death of 15-year-old Quinton Woods.
Officials say Woods was severely handicapped and required constant care.
Initially, Woods death was ruled a natural death by the State Medical Examiner’s officer. However, after meeting with family members who claimed the teen’s death was suspicious, Gregory took a deeper look into the case.
After looking through DHS records, Gregory asked the State Medical Examiner to take another look at the case.
After the second examination, the Medical Examiner added a supplement to their report to reflect the cause of death as homicide.
Woods’ father, Michael Woods, was charged with two counts of child neglect.
Officials say without Detective Gregory’s tireless pursuit of justice, the misdeeds done to the 15-year-old special needs child would have never been brought to light.