Memorial to Bradley Moody
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 on October 4, 2008 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 was placed on life support. On October 5, 2008 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 instructed the hospital to move forward with that process. Following the accident, hundreds of RPD employees visited 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 recovered 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 was a very difficult time for RPD and Brad’s many friends in the community.
In his honor, and with his family’s approval, RPD officers wore black bands over their badges and the flag was lowered at the Police Department. 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.
Officer Brad Moody was taken off life-support Monday night, October 6, 2008. In accordance with his and his family’s wishes, Brad’s organs were donated, enabling him to save the life of a San Francisco man who had less than 24 hours to live.
Donations to benefit Officer Moody’s family may be made at any Mechanics Bank location to the "Memorial Fund for Officer Brad Moody.”
Thank you for your concern and support.
Chief Chris Magnus
Richmond Police Department