New police substation named after former Columbus Mayor Moody opens day after his passing

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Columbus and Ohio State officials take part in a ribbon cutting at the opening of the Moody Hall Policing Center at East 11th Avenue. The new substation will serve the University District and Weinland Park areas.(Photo: Mandie Trimble)
Columbus and Ohio State officials take part in a ribbon cutting at the opening of the Moody Hall Policing Center at East 11th Avenue. The new substation will serve the University District and Weinland Park areas.(Photo: Mandie Trimble)

Police and city officials Friday honor Mayor Tom Moody. They dedicated the new police substation named in his honor.

The new substation on East 11th Avenue will serve the University District and Weinland Park Area. And it will bear the name of late Mayor Moody and Bill Hall, OSU’s vice president for student affairs who died in 2005.

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman called Moody a very good mayor.

“He did a lot of good things for the city of Columbus. He had a wonderful life, a life of service, a life of caring, a life of building this city, Coleman said.

Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee paid tribute to both Hall and Moody.

“This will shine on this hill as an example of their good deeds and of our commitment to great neighborhoods,” Gee said.

Ohio State and the city of Columbus helped pay the $4.6 million cost to build the 16,000 square foot facility. Columbus Police will transfer 56 officers from the precinct four substation at Arcadia and Deming Avenues to the new one.

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