Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Devin Pressley Hodges

Anderson County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, June 1, 2017

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Devin Pressley Hodges

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Devin died in the line of duty.

To the Hodges family, fellow deputies, and all who call Devin beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Hodges gave to his community and the citizens of South Carolina and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 1, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 3, 2018

I pray that everyone will find comfort in Revelation 21:4, where it says "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Until we can see all of our loved ones again in Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 21, 2018

I am in shock and saddened by this. Devin was a hilarious man that had a passion always for what he did.
My heart goes out to his family and may God surround his family today and for the coming years without him.

Kelly Mason
LCSD / Knew Devin through LEO meetings

August 9, 2018

I am so sorry for the loss of Deputy Hodges. It is my honor that I am representing my agency this year at the Law Enforcement Memorial as one of the name readers for those fallen Law Enforcement brothers in arms from this past year. I wanted to take the time to reach out to those that I am recognizing on this somber occasion. Again, I am sorry for your loss, to the family, the community, and the Sheriff's Office.

Lt. Gary Simacek
St. Croix County Sheriff's Office - Hudson, Wisconsin

May 11, 2018

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Deputy Sheriff Devin Hodges during this very difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May their times spent together bring forth happy memories to last a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and dedication to your community. Deputy Sheriff Hodges.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004

August 19, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain S. Yancey
Forest Hill Police, Texas

August 10, 2017

Rest in peace deputy. Thank you for your service. May God give strength to your loving family in their time of grief.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

June 13, 2017

You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY.

June 11, 2017

Prayers for Officer Hodges' family! Thank you for your service sir! May you Rest In Peace!

Survivor Melanie Richardson
Lafayette county Arkansas Sheriff's Office

June 11, 2017

My condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Devin Hodges. Losing a loved one is always difficult. Please take comfort in Jesus words where he said that there would be a resurrection. Just think of the time when you will see your loved ones again, in paradise conditions, here on earth. Once again, my condolences.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

June 9, 2017

Rest in peace, Deputy Hodges. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

June 7, 2017

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one who’s blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

June 7, 2017

God Speed, Brother.

Sgt. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

June 7, 2017

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Anderson County Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Washington, NH. Police Department

June 7, 2017

Rest in peace brother. We have watch from here. May God Bless your Family and Friends.

LT. A. Orozco
ADOT/ECD

June 7, 2017

Rest with God Deputy Hodges. Your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives.

retired police officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

June 6, 2017

Deputy Hodges, you were serving your community and training with your fellow officers, right to the end--a great legacy to leave to all of us. Your name and your dedication and commitment will be honored and remembered, always.

Tina Lewis Rowe
Captain, Denver Police Department (ret.)
U.S. Marshal, Colorado (ret.)

June 6, 2017

To the family of Deputy Sheriff Devin Hodges, friends, Sheriff Chad McBride and the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you peace now and always. Thank you for your service. Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Hospital Police, NC

June 6, 2017

RIP Sir, may God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now. Protect from above.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

June 6, 2017

A Prayer for Deputy Sheriff Devin Hodges:

Lord God, you are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Our Brother-in-Blue, Deputy Sheriff Devin Hodges, of the Anderson County, South Carolina Sheriff's Office, was taken from us in the Line-of-Duty. Come swiftly to his aid, have mercy on him, and comfort his family, friends, and colleagues by the power and protection of the Cross. Heavenly Father, as we mourn the death of our Brother-in-Blue, Deputy Sheriff Devin Hodges, show us the immense power of your goodness and strengthen our belief that he has entered into Your presence. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9 ESV

Pastor Steven R. Closs, BSBS, LOICM, MNACM, MFCPO
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
Prayer Warrior: “I fight on my knees!”

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

June 5, 2017

God bless Deputy Hodges' family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain.
Thank you for your service Sir.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit

June 5, 2017

Thank you for your service to your County as well your Country

Retired Chief of Police Johnny McCurry
West Point , Ga P.D.

June 5, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of YHWH". Mattityahu 5:9

Rest In Peace, my brother. Thank you for your service. May GOD comfort your family and friends.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

June 5, 2017

My heart bleeds for the loss of one who was loved, one who was a protector, and one who was and still is an inspiration to many. May God open his kingdom to an honored one coming home. Prayers for the family.

J. Bennett 311
Alachua P.D.

June 5, 2017

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm FrankKapusta
Mohawk PD

June 5, 2017

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