Funeral plans have been announced for fallen Anderson County Deputy Devin Hodges.
The 30-year-old father of four drowned after a tragic accident during a marine training exercise on June 1. Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride said Hodges was a favorite among the officers on his shift and he “died doing what he loved.”
Hodges began his law enforcement career working as a dispatcher after graduating from Westside High School in 2006, per his obituary. Hodges then earned his badge and worked for Laurens County, Abbeville County and the Lander Police Department before returning home to Anderson County in 2017, where he was serving on the Marine Patrol Unit at the time of his death.
PHOTOS: Remembering Deputy Devin Hodges
A visitation ceremony will be held Monday at the Anderson Civic Center on Martin Luther King Boulevard from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Hodges will be laid to rest at Oak Brook Cemetery in Greenwood after a funeral service at the Anderson Civic Center on Tuesday, June 6 at 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
The McDougald Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
The Sheriff’s Office said the community can also pay respects by visiting his patrol vehicle which is placed on the front lawn of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
Donations for Hodges’ family can be made to the ‘Deputy Devin Hodges Memorial Fund” at any Park Sterling Bank location. Click here for a list of local branches.
Gov. Henry McMaster has also ordered that flags throughout the state be flown at half-staff on Tuesday in honor of Hodges.
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