Police Officer Eddie L. Hobson

Police Officer Eddie L. Hobson

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, October 11, 1981

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Eddie L. Hobson

Police Officer Eddie Hobson was killed in an automobile crash while responding to a disturbance call.

During his response a vehicle turned left in front of him causing a collision in front of 2217 North Western Avenue (modern day James H. McGee Boulevard). His cruiser then slid into a telephone pole on the driver's side door. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene but was later arrested and he plead guilty to misdemeanor vehicular homicide.

Officer Hobson had served with the Dayton Police Department for eight months. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge 657

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Pleaded guilty


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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Eddie L. Hobson of the Dayton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 58 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

October 11, 2019

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