Bio & Incident Details
Tour: Not available
Badge # 1860
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Shot and killed
Police Officer Kenneth Moody was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a silent burglar alarm at Hamilton Junior High School. Officer Moody and his partner exchanged shots with a suspect inside of the school and Officer Moody was shot in the chest and fatally wounded.
The suspect served 11 years in prison before his conviction was overturned by a federal judge. The suspect, however, was shot and killed in 1986 during a shootout with Arizona law enforcement officers after killing K9 Murph, of the Tempe Police Department, and taking a 6-year-old boy hostage (the child was not injured).
Officer Moody was survived by his son and daughter.
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Deputy U.S. Marshal Willard Rufus Ayers