A Lansing, MI Firefighter was killed today while collecting for MDA Fill The Boot. We are in shock tonight to hear about this act of unbelievableÂ cruelty. Apparently there was some words exchanged between a firefighter and the man in the truck prior to him turning around and senselessly killing brother Rodeman. The driver of the vehicle was later arrested by police. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and to all the brothers and sisters of the Lansing Fire Department. This is a true tragedy and we want to let you know we will be giving you our prayers. Stand strong and stand together Lansing FD, get through this tough time together as one. The article below is from mlive.com, follow the link below to see full article and video.
“LANSING, MI â€” Lansing firefighter Dennis Rodeman was killed by a hit-and-run driver Wednesday while participating in an annual fundraiser, Mayor Virg Bernero confirmed.
Police said firefighters were raising funds for muscular dystrophy research near Cedar and Jolly Road aboutÂ 3:40 p.m. when Rodeman was struck by a vehicle, whose driver left the scene and later was apprehended while fleeing on foot.
Bernero called Rodeman’s death “a senseless, unthinkable tragedy that has left all of us in a state of shock.”” (See the full article HERE.)
Here is an article from Lansing State Journal with information on the arraignment of Grant Jacob Taylor. Taylor is the man accused of murdering Firefighter Dennis Rodeman on September 9, 2015 while he was collecting money for the MDA charity. There has been a Go Fund me account set up for the family of Brother Rodeman, click HERE to help his family in their difficult time. To see the video of the arrangement click HERE.