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Patrolman Melvin Lee Hodges | Carlsbad Police Department, New Mexico Carlsbad Police Department, New Mexico


Melvin Lee Hodges

Carlsbad Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch: Thursday, June 7, 1962

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 3 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Patrolman Hodges was killed in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of Muscatel Avenue and Carlsbad-Hobbs Highway.
Patrolman Hodges had been with the agency for only three months and had also served a police officer in California. He was survived by his wife and young son.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 8, 2015


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