Sgt. Perry Hodge of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and a member of the New River Valley Public Health Task Force, was killed in a car crash last Thursday, Jan. 14.
“It’s always tough when we lose a soldier in the middle of the fight,” said Blacksburg Police Chief Anthony Wilson. “Sergeant Hodge was dedicated to the fight against COVID. He was at every single one of the task force’s COVID testing sites. We have lost a valued colleague and comrade.”