Police Officer Kenneth L. Moody

Police Officer Kenneth L. Moody

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, November 26, 1969

Kenneth L. Moody

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.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1860
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


Most Recent Reflection

View all 8 Reflections

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

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.