ANDERSON Co., SC (WSPA) – It’s been one year, since Anderson County Master Deputy Devin Hodges was killed tragically during a training exercise on Lake Hartwell.
But his legacy continues to live on at the sheriff’s office. His younger brother Chris joined the force at the detention center last fall. He tells 7 news that the last year has been tough on him and his family as they miss just spending time with Devin.
“When everything happened June 1st I thought about it and I just wanted to continue on his legacy, you know just kind of follow in his footsteps,” Hodges said.
Master Deputy Hodges has been honored in Columbia at the South Carolina Hall of Fame this year. Plus the sheriff and Hodges’ widow and children traveled to Washington D.C. to hear his name read aloud and see it etched at the fallen officer memorial.
Locally, the sheriff tells us that the Corps of Engineers are actually working to dedicate a park in his honor.