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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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 14, 2020

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