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.
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.