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Patrolman Ezekiel Wentworth Hodsdon

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, October 18, 1857

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Reflections for Patrolman Ezekiel Wentworth Hodsdon

Now 161 years. Justice was not served in your murder, but YOU are remembered. Your murderer and his pal are meaningless nobodies in history. Two nothings that existed merely to snuff out the life of a good man, sort of like influenza.

God Bless you, Brother, you're not forgotten.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

October 18, 2018

It is now 160 years since your sacrifice. We can only hope and pray that your murderer and his pal faced true justice, if not in this world, then in the next and that the governor who pardoned the one who was caught, was made to realize his mistake.

God Bless you Brother and may in these last 160 years, you have known complete peace and have taken comfort in being joined by your wife and son.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

October 18, 2017

Officer Hodsdon, on this day, the 156th anniversary of your senseless murder by a coward, please rest easy and know that your ultimate sacrifice in service to the City of Boston will never be forgotten. Thank you.

Boston Police Department

October 20, 2013

On the 153rd Anniversary of your death, Rest in Peace in knowing your sacrifice to to the City of Boston and It's citizens is not forgotten. Thank you.

Boston Police Department

October 19, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 152nd 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 18, 2009

On the 150th anniversary of Patrolman Hodsdon's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Patrolman Hodsdon is not forgotten.

Agent Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

October 18, 2007


Detective Reyes
NYPD (Ret)

October 18, 2007

You will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 18, 2007

Patrolman Hodsdon,
On today, the 150th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Boston.



October 18, 2007

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

This write is most disappointed that justice was not served appropriately on your behalf

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 16, 2007

On October 18, 2007 the Officers from District Seven Boston Police Dept along with the Boston Police Patrolmens Assocation, Police Commissioner Davis, Mayor, City Leaders Capt Cunningham Commander of A-7 Myself will dedicated a Memorial to P.O. Ezekiel W. Hodsdon on his 150 Anniversity of his Death. On Maverick and Havre Streets East Boston Where Officer Hodsdon gave his life as the First Boston Police officer Killed in the line of Duty. October 18, 1857. Dedication will take place at 10 AM the time Officer Hodsdon Passed Away. All Local Police Depts have been invited to this event.

P O Robert Anthony
Boston Police Dept

August 27, 2007

In the line of duty, another hero pays the ultimate sacrifice so others can walk without fear.

Correction Officer Scott Boutell
Massachusetts Department of Correction

August 21, 2007

Patrolman Hodson who was murdered on On Havre and Maverick Streets in East Boston, Two Suspects were arrested tried and sentenced to Life one Suspect was granted given a Pardon in 1864. The BPPA is in the process of Making a Memorial to the First Boston Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty.

P.O. Robert Anthony
Boston Police

April 16, 2007

Patrolman Hodson, today marks the 149th anniversary of your murder. We can only hope that the scum responsible for your death faced justice, if not in this life, then in the next.

Thank you for your services to the people of Boston. May you continue to Rest in Peace and may God Bless you and your descendents, Brother.

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

October 17, 2006

Patrolman Hodson,

You will never be forgotten....Rest in Peace Brother....


August 12, 2004

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