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Slain 150 years ago, thanked once more

'Brothers in blue' honor first to die in line of duty

A new granite memorial marks where Ezekiel W. Hodsdon, a Boston police officer, was killed in East Boston in 1857. A new granite memorial marks where Ezekiel W. Hodsdon, a Boston police officer, was killed in East Boston in 1857. (DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF)
By John R. Ellement
Globe Staff / October 18, 2007

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Ezekiel W. Hodsdon was on the job for about 16 months when the Boston police officer went looking for suspicious persons on the streets of East Boston. (Full article: 618 words)

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