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Information About Officer Brad Moody
Chris Magnus
Monday, October 06, 2008 9:55:30 AM
Information About Officer Brad Moody
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Richmond Police Officer Brad Moody, 29 years of age and an 8 year employee with the Richmond Police Department, was involved in a single patrol-car accident Saturday morning (Oct. 4), shortly before 8 a.m. on Marina Bay Parkway just north of Regatta Blvd. in the City of Richmond.  Officer Moody’s vehicle struck a utility pole in the median while responding to a call that involved a felony assault with injuries.  It had been raining a short time before the call and roads were slick.  After heroic efforts at the accident scene involving several members of the Richmond Police and Fire Department, as well as several PG&E employees, Officer Moody was transported to John Muir Trauma Center in Walnut Creek, where it was determined that his injuries were not life-survivable.


Officer Moody sustained catastrophic brain injury and he is currently on life support.  As of Sunday afternoon, a determination was made that Officer Moody’s brain functioning was not compatible with life.  His preference was to be an organ-donor, so his family has instructed the hospital to move forward with that process—which will likely take place within the next 24-36 hours.  Since the time of the accident, hundreds of RPD employees have been at the hospital in support of Brad and to grieve with his family.


Officer Moody is survived by his wife, Susan, and his two young daughters.  Officer Moody was a K-9 officer with the department and his dog “Rico” survived the accident and is recovering from minor injuries.  Officer Moody was also a member of the RPD SWAT Team.  Brad was held in the highest regard by his peers.  His work ethic was extraordinary, and his commitment to the community of Richmond and his profession unparalleled.  Needless to say, this is a very difficult time for RPD and Brad’s many friends in the community. 


As of this time, the date and time for Officer Moody’s memorial service has not been set.  Additional information will be forthcoming in the very near future.  In his honor, and with his family’s approval, RPD officers are now wearing black bands over their badges and the flag has been lowered at the Police Department.  As soon as further information is available, it will be provided on our Website (www.richmondpd.net).  There is also a Website that has been set up by some of Brad’s co-workers that is available for posting or viewing condolences for Officer Moody’s family:  http://bradley-moody.last-memories.com.


A fund to benefit the Moody family has been established at Mechanic’s Bank.  Donations may be made to the “The Memorial Fund for Officer Brad Moody” and dropped off at any Mechanics Bank location.   


There is a phone number set up to call if you have questions, would like to help, or need more information.  If you call, please leave a short message with your name, phone number, and the best time to reach you.  We appreciate your patience as we return calls as quickly as we can.  The number is 510-621-1690.


Thank you for all your caring and support.


Chief Chris Magnus

Richmond Police Department