Johnny Kile

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Johnny Ray Kile (born c. 1961; died March 17, 2014 in Leeds) was a former chief of the Moody Police Department and member of the Leeds City Council.

Kile was the son of Ray and Louise Kile of Leeds, and he played football and other sports at Leeds High School. He began his law enforcement career with the Mountain Brook Police Department in 1974. He transferred to the Moody department where he became a Captain in 1982 and was promoted to chief of police in 2004.

Kile retired from the department in 2008 and successfully challenged incumbent Cary Kennedy for a seat on the Leeds City Council. In 2012 he ran unsuccessfully for Mayor of Leeds.

Kile died in 2014 from heart complications. He was survived by his wife, Vicki; four children, and six grandchildren.


  • "Johnny Ray Kile" obituary (March 18, 2014) The Birmingham News
  • Gray, Jeremy (March 20, 2014) "Funeral services Friday for former Moody Police Chief, Leeds Councilman Johnny Kile." The Birmingham News