Officer Michael J. Cody

Officer Michael J. Cody

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Monday, July 14, 1969

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Michael J. Cody

Officer Michael Cody and Officer David Hawfield were killed when the patrol wagon they were in was struck by a vehicle that failed to stop for a flashing red light at 8th and K Streets, NE.

The impact was so severe that both officers were ejected from the vehicle. As Officer Cody lay dying in the street a passerby stole his police revolver.

Officer Cody was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for one year. He was survived by his expectant wife, mother, sister, and brother.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Please if anyone can help us find officer Cody's son, we are the family that never got to know him. Please help us. We love you, Michael

Kerry Judge

June 2, 2016

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