Patrolman Melvin Lee Hodges

Patrolman Melvin Lee Hodges

Carlsbad Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Thursday, June 7, 1962

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Melvin Lee Hodges

Patrolman Melvin Hodges was killed in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of Muscatel Avenue and Carlsbad-Hobbs Highway.

Patrolman Hodges had been with the Carlsbad Police Department for only three months. He was survived by his wife and young son.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash


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Patrolman Hodges,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Carlsbad. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 7, 2022

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