Las Vegas in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
As first African-American in Las Vegas to make a career of police work, he helped improve the performance of the Las Vegas Police Department. Moody joined the force in 1946 as a decorated U. S. Navy war veteran. There was no police academy, so he taught himself how to file reports that would stand up in court. He acquired books on Nevada law and showed others how to use them and improve their record of making good arrests. He raised the standards for all Las Vegas police officers.
Moody believed in the Westside and raised his family here (pictured left with wife, Magnolia to Herman's right), but he felt the Westside had an undeserved reputation. Moody insisted that most residents wanted and appreciated good police protection, and for thirty-one years he gave it to them. In 2002, the city recognized Moody for his distinguished service. Moody will always be highly regarded in the community as a beacon of light and a role model for young people of any color. (Marker Number 11.)
Location. 36° 11.201′ N, 115° 8.824′ W. Marker is in Las Vegas Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 321 West Van Buren Avenue, Las Vegas NV 89106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christensen House "The Castle" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jackson Street Commercial District (about 600 feet away); Harrison Boarding House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Westside School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Las Vegas Paiute Colony (approx. half a mile away); St. James the Apostle (approx. half a mile away); McWilliams' Townsite (approx. 0.6 miles away); Woodlawn Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Vegas.
Regarding Moody House. This site is #11 on the Pioneer Trail Route. Noted on marker: The Pioneer Trail celebrates the early history of Las Vegas, offering a glimpse of the people and places that made Las Vegas thrive.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Pioneer Trail - West Las Vegas
Also see . . . Pioneer Trail Brochure. The Pioneer Trail is the vision of the West Las Vegas community that wanted to celebrate the history of West Las Vegas and the early pioneers that settled (Submitted on December 7, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
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