Assistant City Marshal Thomas P. Moad

Assistant City Marshal Thomas P. Moad

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, July 11, 1883

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Thomas P. Moad

Assistant City Marshal Thomas Moad was killed when he attempted to quiet some drunken cowboys creating a disturbance at the Manison House, a local brothel. Moad's killer, 25 year old Howard H. Doughty, escaped to Mexico, but was subsequently captured.

Moad was the first El Paso police officer to die in the line of duty. He had served as a private in Company C of the Frontier Nattaloin of the Texas Rangers before joining the El Paso Police Department. His last name has previously been incorrectly reported as "Mode."


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

July 11, 2020

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