Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer Ezekiel W. Hodsdon Age: 26 years old Tour: 1 year Boston Police End of Watch: Sunday, October 18, 1857
Patrolman Hodsdon was shot and killed by an unknown suspect as he attempted to arrest a second suspect. As Patrolman Hodsdon was placing one suspect under arrest, another suspect approached the Patrolman from the rear and shot and killed him. Both suspects then fled.

One of the suspects was pardoned by the governor in 1865 due to his health.

Patrolman Hodsdon had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and son.

Remembering …

mlemf-logoOver 340 law enforcement officers have lost their lives while protecting the citizens of the Commonwealth. This encompasses state and local police, federal, sheriff and correction officers.

The Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial will serve as a permanent reminder of their dedication and ultimate sacrifice.

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