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Inspector James L. Hodges | Virginia Department of Prohibition Enforcement, Virginia Virginia Department of Prohibition Enforcement, Virginia

Inspector

James L. Hodges

Virginia Department of Prohibition Enforcement, Virginia

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 12, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Inspector James Hodges was shot and killed in Buckingham County while he and other state and federal prohibition inspectors raided a still near Arvonia.

The subject opened fire on the officers as they approached the still in a heavily wooded area. The man then stole two pistols from Inspector Hodges' body and fled the area. He was arrested at his daughter's home in Chesterfield County two days later.

He was subsequently convicted of Inspector Hodges' murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Inspector Hodges was survived by his wife and is buried at Chatham Burial Park in Chatham, Virginia.

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To do such an unpopular but necessary job takes a special breed. It appears you were a part of that breed, a hero.

Twenty years for the life of a good man is a paltry amount of time to do, so I can only hope that this creature who murdered you faced true justice in the next world.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
July 11, 2015

 

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