Police Officer Horace Clifton Moody

Police Officer Horace Clifton Moody

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, August 23, 1917

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Horace Clifton Moody

Officer Horace Moody, Officer Ira Raney, Officer Ross Patton, Officer E. Meinecke, and Officer Rufus Daniels were all shot and killed during race riots which were sparked by the arrest of several black soldiers assigned to Camp Logan. After being harassed by local law enforcement and citizens a large mob of the soldiers stole rifles and went on a rampage, shooting and killing a total of 16 people throughout the city.

Once all of the soldiers were taken into custody 110 of them were court-martialed and 19 of them were executed.

Officer Moody served with the Houston Police Department for less than 11 and a half years and is survived by his wife, daughter, and siblings. He is buried Hollywood Cemetery, Houston, Texas.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour 11 years, 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender 19 suspects executed

ambush, Riot

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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