Beachwood Mourns Passing Of Longtime Police Chief

Chief John C. Moody. (Photo courtesy Beachwood Police Department)
Chief John C. Moody. (Photo courtesy Beachwood Police Department)

BEACHWOOD – The Beachwood Police Department is mourning the death of retired Chief of Police John C. Moody.

He was surrounded by family when he passed from cancer May 28. The department reported he was out of state.

“On behalf of Chief Robert Tapp and the members of the Beachwood Police Department our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Moody family,” Beachwood Police said in a statement via social media Friday.

Moody joined the Beachwood Police Department in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army for 2 years, then returned to the department and served until the late 1990s.

He served as Chief of Police for 35 years. He retired in February 1997.

Moody was a graduate and past president of the FBI National Academy. He was a life member of the NJ State Association of Chiefs of Police, and was past president of the Ocean County Chiefs Association.

“The professionalism and honor he displayed in his law enforcement career has been etched in the history of the Beachwood Police Department,” the department said via social media.

Services are private. Burial is at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee.