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Police Officer Grady Todd | Anniston Police Department, Alabama Anniston Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer

Grady Todd

Anniston Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Sunday, August 2, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 3 weeks

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Officer Grady Todd was killed when he was knocked from his motorcycle by an auto while riding on the Bankhead Highway, nine miles east of Oxford. He suffered a broken neck when the impact hurled his body atop the auto hood and knocked the motorcycle into a roadside ditch.

Officer Todd and another motorcycle officer had been seeking a liquor car, five miles east of Oxford and had driven upon the highway from a side road, a few moments before the crash. The auto struck Officer Todd's motorcycle from the rear, both vehicles traveling in the direction of Anniston. The driver of the car turned himself in after the accident for examination. He was charged with manslaughter but acquitted by a jury.

Officer Todd had joined the city police motorcycle force only three weeks before. He was survived by his wife, parents, three brothers, and four sisters.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 77th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 26, 2013

 

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