Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department honors 97-year-old Herman Moody for being the first Black officer to be hired on the force.
On February 15, the police department celebrated Moody‘s legacy and contributions to society as part of Clark County Government Center‘s Black History Month festivities.
A fearless trailblazer, Moody joined the force in 1946 and retired in 1977. His 31-year career in law enforcement started off at a time when there was no police academy and only barebones training.
Moody ended up teaching himself about Nevada‘s legal system. And he eventually helped other Black officers who started joining the force after his initial hiring. He was a man who uplifted others, and he selflessly served the Las Vegas community.
Thank you, Mr. Moody, for your service and your achievements to Black history.
Jammin‘ 105.7 salutes you, sir!