YOUR OPINION: Letters to the Editor November 6, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Help the investigation of Tracey Hodges’ death
I personally knew Tracey Hodges for 12 years. I have not only sold Tara and him several Hondas over the years, but I have also dove hunted and attended numerous Mississippi State football games with him. There was not a more kind, polite, pleasant person to be around. Everyone who knew him liked him. He had a very gentle nature about himself.
On the night of May 28, 2012, Tracey Hodges supposedly killed himself with a gun. I know that no matter how bad it must have gotten for him, Tracey Hodges was not the type of person to just take his own life. I am not alone in my opinion. His family and close friends are all of the same opinion.
A very intense investigation needs to be done to get to the real truth concerning the tragic loss of such a good man and friend. If you have any information concerning this tragic event, please contact the district attorney’s office or the police department. The guilty must pay and justice must be served for Tracey Hodges.
I originally wrote this on June 1, 2012, but due to the request of the family, I chose not to seek publication at that time. However, recently the coroner changed the cause of death on Tracey Hodges’ death certificate from suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to undetermined by a gunshot wound.
Rudy Dossett III

Expert seminar offered for dementia/Alzheimer’s
Friends of North Mississippi State Hospital (NMSH) is pleased to announce that Julie Orr, MA, MCP, LPC, will be offering a presentation on Spirituality & Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementia at NMSH at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13. To register for this event, please email me at or call me at (662)690-4286.
Debbie Woodrick Hall
Director of Community Relations, North Miss. State Hospital

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