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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Officer Michael John Cody was an officer first and a husband 2nd. He was so proud and so happy with the life he had found. W went every chance to see his loving mother. She was wonderful also. I remember once we went swimming in New Jersey. HE was such a clown. He turned me over on the raft he rented. I was afraid of deep water. But was so funny. I loved him more than life. Another time he stayed out all night with his friends, never called.0. I sprayed his with Spray Starch and he itched all day. He never did that again. He was the head of our house and took care of everything. I knew that God sent him to me. I still love and miss him. When he died I died too. He was and still is my heart and soul. On his anniversary I go to the bridge and set balloons of. I have seen him and he is okay. God is taking good care of him. I know I will be with him soon. But in the meantime, God knows what happened and he will take care of it. I haven't stopped praying for him and the truth. I will always love you my husband.

Judy Evelyn Cody

June 24, 2021

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