GS Officer Awarded for Saving Drowning GS Student

Nazahria East, Correspondent

Georgia Southern University Department of Public Safety Officer Katie Hodges was awarded 2022 Bulloch County Public Safety Officer of the Year after saving the life of a drowning GS student in April 2022..

Why it matters: The hero Officer Hodges was an upstander the night that a vehicle drove into a campus pond. “The moment the vehicle entered the pond and started to drift into the center, my only resort was to act,” said Officer Hodges. 

  • She was one of the eleven nominees, and she was presented this award in November 2022.