LANSING, MI (WLNS) – A 35-year-old Michigan firefighter was hit and killed Wednesday while collecting donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Dennis Rodeman worked for the Lansing Fire Department for seven years and had served in the US. Marine Corps. He and his wife were married about two months ago, and expecting a baby.
“The Lansing Fire Department has suffered a tremendous loss this evening,” Lansing Fire Chief Randy Talifarro said.
Rodeman was hit by a 22-year old Wednesday afternoon while he was collecting donations during the department’s annual “Fill the Boot” charity event.
The 22 year-old is in custody and could face murder charges as well as felony fleeing and eluding police.
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero says flags will fly at half-staff Thursday all city buildings and the mayor’s office is working with the International Association of Firefighters to help set up a fund for Dennis Rodeman’s family.