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Traffic Officer William Clarence Dodge

King City Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, October 2, 1926

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Reflections for Traffic Officer William Clarence Dodge

Rest in peace and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 2, 2020

Semper Fi brother. You will never be forgotten and thank you for your service. It’s been 94 years since your passing and I can only say how proud I am to read about you and to honor you for your service. Rest In Peace.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol, AREA 530 & US Marine

October 2, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother. We honor you on the 91st anniversary of your EOW. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

October 2, 2017

Thanks to Officer Dodge for his and his family's sacrifice. He is indeed not forgotten. And thanks to Officer Miller for his research into this matter.

Stan Jefferson

October 2, 2015

Officer Dodge was forgotten until I found his photo in a box of old pictures in 1997. It took a few months of research but I was able to confirm that Officer Dodge died in the line of duty while trying to catch a speeding vehicle. A local woman didn't see him coming down the main street and turned in front of him. Officer Dodge's funeral was the largest memorial ever held in King City. He was beloved by many and the Chief of Police was reportedly inconsolable when he arrived at the scene.

I was able to track down Officer Dodge's son who was born a day after Officer Dodge was killed. I was surprised to find learn that Officer Dodge's widow was still alive at 99 years old.

The City rallied to re-memorialize Officer Dodge during a ceremony in June 1997. Officer Dodge's son and wife attended. A flag pole and plaque were dedicated to Officer Dodge. Officer Dodge's son gave the department his father's badge which is on display in the lobby of the police depart.

The plaque at the base of the flag pole reads "Officer William "Clarence" Dodge Fallen but not Forgotten."

Officer Todd W Miller
King City Police Dept.

November 29, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 5, 2012

You have a wonderful son - Dean, who is very special to me. Thank you for your service and for being a good father.

Cherie Maitland
Friend of his son

May 11, 2011

Rest in Peace, Officer Dodge. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 2, 2009

Rest in peace motorman.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

March 12, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.


October 14, 2007

Rest in peace sir

private citizen

January 28, 2004

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