Richmond remembers officer killed while rushing to help a fellow officer

RICHMOND, Calif. (KTVU) --  The city of Richmond dedicated a new underpass Thursday, to the memory of a police officer who was killed in the line of duty.

Officer Bradley Moody died 7-years ago in a single car crash.

He was responding to a call from another officer who needed help, when his patrol car slid off a wet Marina Bay Parkway and hit a light pole.

His widow on Thursday, dedicated the Bradley A. Moody Memorial Underpass

"Bradley, you are missed so very much," said Susan Moody. "Your death is a vivid reminder that our lives are fragile and too short.  While you may not physically be with us... You will forever live inside of our hearts."

The $27 million underpass lets traffic on Marina Bay Parkway pass under a railroad bridge.

Bradley's brother, James, now works as an officer for the Richmond Police Department.

"Brad was more than just a brother to me," said Officer James Moody. "He was my buddy. Although we had four and a half years between us, I loved hanging out with him."

The new underpass  is expected to reduce congestion, and pollution from idling cars.