Dennis Eber Rodeman

While participating in the annual “Fill the Boot” fundraising campaign, Firefighter Dennis Rodeman was struck by a pickup truck passing through the charity event. Rodeman was transported to Sparrow Hospital where he passed away from the injuries he sustained in the collision. A preliminary investigation of the incident indicates that the driver of the truck intentionally hit Rodeman who was wearing a reflective vest and other gear. The driver has been apprehended by law enforcement and is in custody.

Department Information

Lansing Fire Department
120 E. Shiawassee
Lansing, Michigan 48933

Chief: Randy Talifarro

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 35 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Career 
Incident Date: Sep 9, 2015 15:40
Date of Death: Sep 9, 2015 
Cause of Death: Struck By 
Nature of Death: Trauma 
Activity Type: Other 
Emergency Duty: No
Duty Type: Other On-Duty 
Fixed Property Use: Outdoor Property