Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year
Badge # Not available
Cause: Automobile accident
Officer Michael Cody and Officer David Hawfield were killed when the patrol wagon they were in was struck by a vehicle that failed to stop for a flashing red light at 8th and K Streets, NE.
The impact was so severe that both officers were ejected from the vehicle. As Officer Cody lay dying in the street a passerby stole his police revolver.
Officer Cody was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for one year. He was survived by his expectant wife, mother, sister, and brother.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Officer David C. Hawfield