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Michael J. Cody
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Birth: Oct. 7, 1939
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 14, 1969
District Of Columbia, USA

Officer Michael J. Cody was a member of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC.

Date of Death: July 14, 1969
Rank: Officer
Age: 29
Years of Service: One
Marital Status: Married
Children: Wife pregnant
Location of Death: 8th & K Streets, NE

On July 14, 1969 at 1:55 am, Officers Cody and Hawfield were operating a patrol wagon west bound on K Street at 8th. A vehicle failed to stop for the flashing red light and collided with the Patrol Wagon. The force of the accident was so severe that it threw the two officers through the windshield.

Both officers died from their injuries.

As Officer Cody was dying on the ground, a citizen stole his weapon from its holster.

Officer Cody's remains were removed to Union City New Jersey for services.

Given Name: Michael
Middle Name:
Surname: Cody
Name Suffix:
Birth Date: 7 October 1939
Social Security Number: 114-30-3113
State: New York
Last Place of Residence:
Previous Residence Postal Code:
Event Date: July 1969
Age: 30

"United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 19 Mar 2014), null, Jul 1969; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Holy Cross Cemetery
North Arlington
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Block 46, Section I, Row F, Grave 12.
Created by: John Rentz
Record added: Feb 19, 2007
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Michael J. Cody
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