Police Officer Kennith W. Moody

Police Officer Kennith W. Moody

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, November 26, 1969

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Kennith W. Moody

Police Officer Kennith Moody was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a silent burglar alarm at Hamilton Junior High School. Officer Moody and his partner exchanged shots with a suspect inside of the school and Officer Moody was shot in the chest and fatally wounded.

The suspect served 11 years in prison before his conviction was overturned by a federal judge. The suspect, however, was shot and killed in 1986 during a shootout with Arizona law enforcement officers after killing K9 Murph, of the Tempe Police Department, and taking a 6-year-old boy hostage (the child was not injured).

Officer Moody was a U.S. Navy veteran and served with the Houston Police Department for six and a half years. He was survived by his son and daughter.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 6 years, 6 months
  • Badge 1860
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Rest in peace Officer Moody.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 26, 2019

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