Police Officer Walter Henry Hodges

Police Officer Walter Henry Hodges

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, May 11, 1920

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Walter Henry Hodges

Police Officer Hodges died after a baseball player ran into him at the Waterview Recreation Park at Haines Street and McMahon Avenue. Officer Hodges was performing crowd control during the high school baseball game when the player ran into him as he overran first base. Officer Hodges suffered severe internal injuries as a result of the impact and died at Germantown Hospital.

Officer Hodges had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 23 years.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 1423

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental

crowd control

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Policeman Hodges was my Grandfather. I never knew him , he passed away 27 years before I was born. I never knew the details of his death. I am so very proud to be his Granddaughter.

Dorothy Drolsbaugh

May 26, 2020

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