BPD Remembers: The women and men of the Boston Police Division keep in mind Officer Ezekiel W. Hodsdon who was killed within the line of obligation 163 years in the past as we speak. On Sunday, October 18, 1857, Officer Hodsdon was shot and killed by a suspect as he tried to arrest a second suspect within the space of Havre Avenue and Maverick Avenue in East Boston. Each suspects had been later recognized and arrested.
Officer Hodsdon was the primary Boston Police Officer killed within the line of obligation. He was 25 years outdated on the time of his demise and had served with the Boston Police Division for one 12 months. Officer Hodson was survived by his spouse and their son, who was simply 10 days outdated on the time of his demise.
Officer Hodsdon is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett, MA. His identify is positioned on the Nationwide Regulation Enforcement Memorial, panel 50, west line 26, in addition to the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Massachusetts Regulation Enforcement Memorial on the State Home.
A Hero Signal and Memorial have been positioned in his honor on the nook of Maverick Avenue and Havre Avenue in East Boston.