Deputy Warden Roger Joe Hodge, Sr.

Deputy Warden Roger Joe Hodge, Sr.

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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Roger Joe Hodge, Sr.

Deputy Warden Roger Hodge died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty at Calhoun State Prison in Morgan, Georgia.

Deputy Warden Hodge had served with the Georgia Department of Corrections for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, seven children, grandchildren, and siblings.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Almighty and eternal God, we ask You to be with the family of Deputy Warden Roger Joe Hodge, Sr. of the Georgia Department of Corrections. Even as Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, was moved to weep over the death of his friend Lazarus, so we know You are touched by the tears of those who mourn the loss of Deputy Warden Roger Joe Hodge, Sr. In Your divine providence, fill the aching void in our hearts with Your comforting presence and grant peace through the assurance of Your love and care. In the mighty and holy name of Your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.

During His three (3) year ministry, the Lord Jesus Christ proclaimed, “God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.” [Matthew 5:9 NLT]

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Nashua NH Police Department

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