Trooper Roy Kyle Moody

Trooper Roy Kyle Moody

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, February 28, 1949

Add to My Heroes

Roy Kyle Moody

Trooper Roy 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 train. 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 a U.S. Army veteran of WWI. He had served with the Illinois State Police for eight years and was assigned to District 9, Springfield. He was survived by his wife and two adult children.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

Most Recent Reflection

View all 11 Reflections

The Illinois State Police lives forever, and since you were an Illinois State Trooper YOU will live forever. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Trooper A.M. Unal
Illinois State Police

April 19, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

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