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 Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, extends its condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Rodeman.