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Trooper Roy Kyle Moody | Illinois State Police, Illinois Illinois State Police, Illinois

Trooper

Roy Kyle Moody

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, February 28, 1949

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

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Trooper Roy K. Moody was killed when his patrol car was struck by a freight train. Having finished a break in a restaurant on the outskirts of Springfield at approximately 10:00 a.m., Trooper Moody resumed patrol in his squad car.
Approaching a marked railroad crossing where traffic was already backed up for a passing train, he pulled his car around a line of trucks and was struck by the oncoming freight. His squad burst into flames, and he died in a hospital two hours later from his injuries. His reason for passing the trucks was never learned.

Trooper Roy Moody was an 8 year veteran of the Illinois State Police; He was assigned to District 9, Springfield at the time of his death. Trooper Moody was also a veteran of WWI and survived by his wife and two adult children.

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In researching more of our family history I am reminded again how proud I am of you and your service to the people of Illinois. I miss you.

Sandra Moody McGill
Granddaughter
August 30, 2014

 

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