The Blytheville Police Department is sad to announce the passing of Officer George Hodgkiss. Officer Hodgkiss joined the department in 2015 after serving in the Army. Officer Hodgkiss was with friends in Osceola when his final watch ended on February 21st 2018. The Citizens Police Academy Session 1 has been dedicated to him and redesignated session 525 after his call sign. His passing was sudden and unexpected. For those of us who were fortunate enough to have been apart of your journey we will miss you Hodgie. Visitation is 6 to 8 this evening at Roller Swift Funeral Home in Osceola AR. The funeral is at 2:00 pm Saturday. The Blytheville Police Department is asking that anyone wishing to make donations to the family of Officer Hodgikiss to help offset sudden and unexpected cost may do so by contacting Roller Swift Funeral Home in Osceola AR.