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Name : Hodgins, John E. 

Rank: Sgt.

Shield #: Command: 009 Pct.
Date of Death: 1914-10-07   Cause of Death: Auto accident
     
 Leaving the Charles Street S.H. at 0800 hrs., Sgt. John Hodgins observed a fire at Hudson and 14th Street. He commandeered an auto to take him and Ptl. Joseph H. King to the fire. At Abingdon Sq. and Bank St. the vehicle collided with a southbound street trolley and Sgt. Hodgins, who was riding on the running board, was crushed and killed by the trolley.

Sergeant Hodgins was known as a "Medal Man" for the fire rescues he had made the great Park Avenue Hotel Fire of 1902. He was awarded the medal of heroism for saving several lives in the hotel fire and was promoted to the rank of Seargent one year prior to his death. Sergeant Hodgins had been with the NYPD for 13 years. He was 38 years old.
  
 
     
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Rest in peace brother.
— JOM

The 9th Pct. of that time is today's 6th Pct.The Charles St. station is the old 6th Pct. Stationhouse.
— KD

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: December 18, 2006, 10:47 am

Sgt Hodgins, you made it a career of putting your life in harms way for others. God took you home to early. You are always remembered and prayed for. Rest in Peace John E.
— Tommy
Posted: October 7, 2013, 6:45 am

John we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: October 6, 2014, 8:15 am

 


 

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