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

Police Officer Horace Moody, Police Officer Edwin Meinecke, Police Officer Ira Raney, Police Officer Daniel Patton, and Police Officer Rufus Daniels were shot and killed during race riots that started after the arrest of several black soldiers assigned to Camp Logan.

After being harassed by citizens, a large mob of soldiers stole rifles and went on a rampage, shooting and killing a total of 16 people throughout the city.

Over 100 soldiers were court-martialed after being taken into custody during the riots. Nineteen of them were sentenced to death and executed.

Officer Moody served with the Houston Police Department for 11-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and siblings. He is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Houston, Texas.

Bio

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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender 19 rioters executed

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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