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Memorial Set For Fallen Richmond Officer

Memorial set for fallen Richmond officer

By Robert Salonga
Contra Costa Times

Article Launched: 10/08/2008 07:10:56 AM PDT

 

GUEST BOOK

RICHMOND A memorial for a Richmond officer killed in a car crash over the weekend has been set for Tuesday at Sleep Train Pavilion, according to the city's Web site.

The memorial service for Officer Brad Moody will be held Oct. 14 at 11:00 a.m. The amphitheater will be holding its second memorial for a Contra Costa County police officer who died in the line of duty in just over a month: On Sept. 11, a memorial was held there for Martinez Sgt. Paul Starzyk, who was killed while responding to a domestic dispute that erupted into a gun battle.

Moody, 29, was taken off life support at a regional trauma center early Tuesday after being declared brain-dead by doctors following the Saturday morning accident.

Before he died, Moody, who was an organ donor, was able to save the life of a patient at a San Francisco hospital who was in desperate need of an organ transplant and until Tuesday morning had been given less than a day to live, Richmond police Lt. Mark Gagan said.

Moody spun out and crashed his patrol car into a light standard on Marina Bay Parkway on Saturday morning. The California Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

Anyone wishing to donate to The Memorial Fund for Moody can bring checks to any Mechanics Bank branch or mail them to Mechanics Bank, 3170 Hilltop Mall Road, Richmond, CA 94806.