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Police Officer Kenneth L. Moody | Houston Police Department, Texas Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Kenneth L. Moody

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 26, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1860

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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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 a U.S. Navy veteran. He was survived by his son and daughter.

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Officer Moody was a Hero to me. When I was a kid roaming around Moody Park I met Officer Moody. He was a caring man. He would often talk to all of the neighborhood kids. He made a big impact in my life. I'm now 63 years of age now and with out him in my childhood I am sure I would not be the man I am today.

Ralph Crawford Sr
September 21, 2016


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