Michigan firefighter struck and killed while collecting donations in street

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LANSING, MI — A firefighter in Lansing, Michigan was targeted and killed by a driver as he collected charity donations in the street.

Dennis Rodeman was participating in a “fill the boot” fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association when there was some sort of altercation with a driver.

Police say that driver circled back around, deliberately ran into Rodeman with his pickup truck and drove off.

A short time later he ditched his truck and took off on foot before police arrested him.

Roseman was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

MDA released a statement saying:

“The extended MDA family is in a state of shock and mourning, devastated by the passing of Lansing fire fighter Dennis Rodeman, a proud International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) member and MDA volunteer.  We are in close communications with the Lansing Fire Department, our IAFF national partners and local law enforcement officials who have the hit-and-run suspect in custody and are investigating this unspeakable act.  On behalf of all the MDA families supported and cared for by our fire fighter partners and heroes, we extend our deepest condolences to his wife Kate, his family and friends, and his IAFF brothers and sisters.”

More on the story at the Lansing State Journal.