Patrolman James J. Hodgdon, III

Patrolman James J. Hodgdon, III

Lexington Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, November 4, 1967

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James J. Hodgdon, III

Patrolman James Hodgdon was killed in an automobile accident on Route 2.

It is believed that he was attempting to write down a license plate number when the accident occurred.

Patrolman Hodgdon was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Lexington Police Department for one year. He is survived by his wife and two sons. Patrolman Hodgdon's father, two brothers, and two sons also served in law enforcement.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 66
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Patrolman Hodgdon, it has been 56 years since you were taken from us. What an amazing legacy of service to the Commonwealth and country you and your family have provided. Your service may not have been long, but you have served a full career in perpetuity.

New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

November 4, 2023

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