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."


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

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

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Rest In Peace Assistant City Marshal Thomas P. Moad. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of El Paso, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the sorry soul of your murderer!


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 11, 2016

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