Patrolman Milton L. Hodder

Patrolman Milton L. Hodder

Hamden Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Thursday, April 22, 1943

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Milton L. Hodder

Patrolman Hodder was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while directing traffic on Dixwell Avenue in front of a factory. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene but was forced to the side of the road by a witness approximately 300 feet down the road and apprehended.

The 26-year-old driver was convicted of misconduct in the use of a motor vehicle and sentenced to 3 to 5 years. On November 18, 1954, he was charged with hit-and-run, and felony drunk driving, after he drove his car onto a sidewalk and hit a man. He said he just wanted to scare the man and did not mean to hit him.

Patrolman Hodder had been appointed to the Hamden Police Department as a supernumerary officer on November 10, 1927, and was appointed as a regular officer the following year. He had served with the agency for a total of 15 years.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 3

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 years

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Rest in peace Patrolman Hodder.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 9, 2019

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