Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman James J. Hodgdon, III

Lexington Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, November 4, 1967

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Reflections for Patrolman James J. Hodgdon, III

RIP

PO
Somerville (MA) PD

March 10, 2021

This is not a special day of remembrance for you, but it doesn’t have to be because every day you are honored and not forgotten by those who loved you, by the law enforcement community, and by survivors of fallen officers. You gave your young life for your community and your supreme sacrifice is recognized and honored by those who understand what that means.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
Mom of fallen Officer Larry Lasater

March 10, 2021

Rest In Peace Office James Hodgdon. E.O.W. 11/04/1967

Detective (Ret) David L Lyons
Somerville Police Department

December 15, 2020

It’s been 51 years since the last time I saw you. I remember you gave me a ride to the Pool Variety Broadway & Walnut St in Somerville. You were just going back to work from a weeks vacation, first a detail at the Lexington High School Dance then you were going to work at midnight. Little did I know when you dropped me off it would be the last time i’d See you alive.
Just want you to know your 2 month old son Sean is a Lt. on the Mass State Police and your almost 2 year old son is a Capt. on the Lowell Police in Lowell Mass.
it’s been hard at times since we lost you and dad 2 months a part. We go to the cemetery often to visit you and the family.
Sorry it took all this time to leave a reflection but it’s hard trying to find the right words. You were cheated out of a full life but the only positive part of your passing is you died doing what you love to do. The rest of our family followed in youryand dads foot steps.

Until We Meet Again
Forever Young
Your brother Dennis

Ret. Patrolman Dennis Hodgdon (brother)
Somerville Police Dept.

November 4, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 50th anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 4, 2017

RIP Never Forget

Iron MIke
Nam Knights of America

November 5, 2016

jim and i w ere aux officers when we met in somerville we hit it off right away.we worked all our details togather and took the police exams togather. when we got outside in boston we both decided that we had passed!jimmy and i were partners and depended on each other and what makesit even stranger my last name is HODGE. it may have been the glue that got us togather i have other stories in our short relationship that i think was equal!

[email protected]
somerville police aux

March 2, 2016

Thinking of you today. You are remembered.

Captain Micheal Dempsey (ret)
HCDOC /EPD

December 23, 2015

Grandfather,

As I never got the chance to meet you... I do hear the great memories my uncles and grandmother have of you. Not only them I have met some of your friends who remember you.

A1C Sean Hodgdon
USAF Security Forces/Military Police

November 5, 2015

Today is the 48th anniversary of your passing. It is heartwarming as well as heart breaking to read reflections left by the family members of those who have gone before us. Heartbreaking in that they show how much you are missed and yet heartwarming to see that they have made a point of leaving one.

Not everyone does leave reflections for ancestors who left this world too early, and the reasons vary widely, from not knowing about this website, to not being able to type out a memory or a thought. No doubt reliving the tragic events can be traumatic. I think we can all understand that, but when family and friends DO post something here, its just another way for those of us still out here to see the human side, the personal side of that person we are trying to honor. I salute those family members who have left something here for Patrolman Hodgdon. God Bless you.

And God Bless you as well Patrolman Hodgdon as I'm sure he has, Brother. I have no doubt you've watched your sons grow and have shown enormous pride as you watched them follow in your footsteps.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

November 4, 2015

Hello this is your uncle Jackie ,I am so sad first my broeher and then you,it has to be sad,i came home from viet nam for your dad so sorry rest in peach

john hodgdon ret. navy vet
uncle

January 7, 2014

Officer Hodgdon,
On today, the 46th anniversary of your death i would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lexington. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.i.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 4, 2013

Dad,
Tomorrow your grandson Sean leaves for Air Force basic training, how I wish you were here to see the birth of Sean and have had the opportunity to see him grow into the man he has today. You would be so proud of him as I am.

There is not a day that you are not thought of or loved. You have left a proud legacy within your five grandchildren and they all strive to make you proud.

Love your son,
Sean

Tpr Sean M Hodgdon
Son

June 17, 2013

You are not forgotton

Capt Mike Dempsey ret
Nam Knights MC

November 4, 2012

Grandfather,

Today marks the unfortunate date in our family's life as you were taken from us. You left behind two sons, and a wife.

I never met you, but I have heard many great things about you. I wish I could have met you, and you were hear to see your five grandchildren and your two sons grow up.

Today is the day I took a trip to Lexington to visit the memorial in-front of the police department dedicated to you. Today is the day my thoughts are for you.

Sean Hodgdon
Grandson

November 4, 2012

Grandfather,

Today marks the unfortunate date in our family's life as you were taken from us. You left behind two sons, and a wife.

I never met you, but I have heard many great things about you. I wish I could have met you, and you were hear to see your five grandchildren and your two sons grow up.

Today is the day I took a trip to Lexington to visit the memorial in-front of the police department dedicated to you. Today is the day my thoughts are for you.

Sean Hodgdon
Grandson

November 4, 2012

Thoughts and Prayers to you and your family

Captain/Retired Mike Dempsey
Hillsborough County DOC/Epsom PD

July 12, 2012

Remembering the thin blue line today RIP my brother

Iron Mike Dempsey
Nam Knights

April 11, 2012

our heroism and service is honored today, the 44 th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I am sure you are proud that your family continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 4, 2011

Officer Hodgdon you are not forgotten by the men and women of the Boston Police...RIP

Detective Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

December 12, 2010

Another year gone my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Iron Mike Nam Knights MC
Epsom PD NH

November 4, 2010

I was at the Wall in DC again visiting You, Mike and Niles and Jermery, All Cops, all brothers.

RIP

Iron Mike

Mike Dempsey Capt Ret

June 3, 2010

Merry Christmas

Iron Mike Dempsey
Nam Knights MC NH

December 23, 2009

On this the annivessary of your passing you and your family are in my prayers.

Iron Mike

Iron Mike
White Mountian Chapter Nam Knights MC

November 4, 2009

I was at the Wall in DC again visiting You, Mike and Jeremy and Niles All Cops, All brothers.

A somber Memoral Day
Iron Mike

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May 25, 2009

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