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Patrolman William F. Hodges | Savannah Police Department, Georgia Savannah Police Department, Georgia

Patrolman

William F. Hodges

Savannah Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Sunday, August 10, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 14 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Hodges was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two drunk men. One of the men produced a gun and shot him. Although fatally wounded, he was able to return fire killing one suspect and critically wounding the other.

Patrolman Hodges had served with the agency for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and child.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 4, 2013

 

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