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Dodges Who Served
The First Responders

"Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank, not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience to duty as they understood it. They suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died."

Craig Douglas Dodge, Deputy Sheriff , Lancaster County Sheriff's Department, Nebraska
End of Watch: Saturday, March 14, 1987
Biographical Info: Age: 42; Tour of Duty: 5 years; Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details: Cause of Death: Gunfire; Date of Incident: Saturday, March 14, 1987
Weapon Used: Handgun; .38 caliber; Suspect Info: Sentenced to life
Lineage - descendent of John Dodge of Middle Chinnock, England through Richard
William Clarence Dodge; Traffic Officer, King City Police Department, California
End of Watch: Saturday, October 2, 1926 Biographical Info: Age: 26; Tour of Duty: Not available; Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details: Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit
Date of Incident: Saturday, October 2, 1926; Weapon Used: Not available; Suspect Info: Not available
Officer Dodge was killed in a motorcycle accident while pursuing a traffic violator. Another vehicle made a turn in front of him causing the accident.
Officer Dodge was survived by his wife and newborn child.
Agent Ricky Dodge, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana
End of Watch: Tuesday, January 21, 1992
Biographical Info: Age: 37: Tour of Duty: Not available: Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details: Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Tuesday, January 21, 1992; Weapon Used: Not available Suspect Info: Not available
Agent Dodge was killed when his vehicle flipped over as he was returning from a call regarding a game violation. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.
Police Officer Thomas R. Dodge; Two Rivers Police Department; Wisconsin
End of Watch: Wednesday, September 10, 1975
Biographical Info: Age: 24; Tour of Duty: Not available; Badge Number: 13
Incident Details: Cause of Death: Gunfire; Weapon Used: Shotgun
Date of Incident: Wednesday, September 10, 1975
Suspect Info: Committed to state hospital
Officer Dodge was shot and killed when he and another officer went to check on a man who had left a hospital without checking out. The suspect fired a shotgun through the apartment door, striking Officer Dodge.
The suspect was found not guilty by reason of mental disease and committed to a state hospital, where he has since died.
Trooper Raymond C. Dodge; New York State Police; New York
End of Watch: Tuesday, July 2, 1974
Biographical Info: Age: 28; Tour of Duty: 7 months; Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details: Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, July 2, 1974
Weapon Used: Shotgun; Suspect Info: Shot by Trooper Dodge
Trooper Dodge was shot and killed after responding to a dispute between neighbors. Trooper Dodge had been at the same call earlier in the day and resolved the situation. When the neighbors began to argue again, Trooper Dodge returned and was shot by the suspect with a shotgun. Trooper Dodge was able to return fire before he died wounding the suspect several times.
Trooper Dodge had been with the agency for seven months.