Lansing firefighter dies in tragic hit-and-run accident

Dennis Rodeman, a 35-year-old firefighter for the Lansing Fire Department and former U.S. Marine, died on September 9 after a hit-and-run accident. According to police reports, the incident occurred on Cedar Street and Jolly Road intersection while Rodeman was collecting funds for muscular dystrophy research through a “Fill the Boot” fundraising campaign.

The suspect in the hit-and-run was driving a pickup truck and fled the scene before being caught by the police. Police reports also showed that there was an altercation between Rodeman and the 22-year-old suspect before the accident took place, causing police to suspect that the hit-and-run was intentional. After a pursuit by police vehicles, the suspect ran from his truck and was eventually stopped by the police on foot.

The entire team at Ravid & Associates, P.C., extends its condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Rodeman.