Custom Search

Sunday, January 29, 2012

[AR] Fund set up after deputy's wife, mother of two, Christy Dodge dies in fire

Christy Lou Lindsey Dodge
June 22, 1965 - January 27, 2012
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is rallying around one of their deputies after his wife [Christy Dodge] was killed in an early morning house fire Friday... She loved helping others and would do anything she could in ones time of need... The Sheriff's Office has set up the Christy Lindsey Dodge Memorial Fund for the Dodge family at Simmons Bank in Ozark... Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 1, 2012... Arkansas State Police are investigating the case, but they do not suspect foul play...


WIFE OF OZARK DEPUTY DIES IN HOUSE FIRE: Fund Established To Help Family
4029tv.com
January 27, 2012
[Excerpts] An overnight fire in Ozark claims the life of a Franklin County deputy's wife. Deputy Dave Dodge returned to his home on Hattie's Lane after work and saw flames coming out of a bedroom. "He busted out a window and called for his wife, and she didn't answer. He went to the patio door and opened it and found her unresponsive," Franklin County Sheriff Anthony Boen said. Dodge went inside and found his wife, Christy Dodge, unconscious. She later died at a local hospital. Arkansas State Police are investigating the case, but they do not suspect foul play. The deputy is staying with a fellow Franklin County dispatcher. Coworkers said they'll do all they can to help him. "It's a tough day to be at work, and when it's one of your own, it's especially so," dispatcher Rick Colvert said. An account has been set up at Simmons Bank to assist with funeral costs and other costs to the family. [LINK]

FIRE KILLS DEPUTY’S WIFE
The Times Record
By Jordan Grummer
January 28, 2012
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is rallying around one of their deputies after his wife was killed in an early morning house fire Friday. "We're going to do whatever we have to do to give him the time off he needs," said Franklin County Sheriff Anthony Boen. "We're a small department, but everyone's pulling together to make it work. Whatever we can do for him." After finishing his shift at about 2 a.m. Friday, Deputy Dave Dodge noticed smoke and flames coming from his home on Hatties Lane near Ozark, Boen said. Dodge entered the home through the back door to found his home filled with smoke and his wife, Christy Dodge, 46, unconscious on the floor, Boen said. Still in his uniform with his radio attached, Dodge then radioed for help. The Altus Rural Fire Department arrived to fight the fire and Franklin County Emergency Medical Services arrived to assist with Christy Dodge, Boen said. She was transported to Mercy Hospital Turner Memorial in Ozark where she was pronounced dead, Boen said. "It's a very close department and even community; we've been through a lot, the whole county," Boen said. "But everyone pulls together and takes care of each other. ... It keeps us all going." Boen said he is close friends with the Dodge family. "She was just a real outgoing person, always smiling," Boen said. "She always was involved with any of the kids in the family if they had ball games or anything; she was just very involved and very well-liked." The fire was contained to one room, but the entire home sustained smoke and water damage, Boen said. Arkansas State Police were called to help investigate the cause of the fire, but an official cause has not been determined at this time, Boen said. The Sheriff's Office has set up a memorial fund for the Dodge family at Simmons Bank in Ozark. [LINK]

CHRISTY DODGE
Shaffer Funeral Home
Service:
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
2:00 PM
West Park Baptist Church
Ozark, AR 72949
[Excerpts] Christy Lou Lindsey Dodge, 46, of Ozark, Arkansas, died in her home Friday, January 27, 2012 in Ozark. She was Baptist. She was a huge supporter of The Ozark Football Club and enjoyed the Ozark Country Club. She enjoyed watching her nieces and nephews play sports and loved spending time with her sons and grandsons. She was an avid reader. She loved helping others and would do anything she could in ones time of need. She was born June 22, 1965 in West Memphis, Arkansas to Jerry and the late Mary Ann Ramsey Lindsey. She was preceded in death by her mother. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at West Park Baptist Church with Reverend Ted Darling and Brother Troy Vaughn officiating with burial at Highland Cemetery in Ozark, under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband... two sons... her parents... two sisters... two brothers... and two grandsons... [LINK]
[police officer law enforcement family accidental public safety lethal fatality fatalities usur death arkansas state politics]

2 comments:

  1. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is rallying around one of their deputies after his wife was killed in an early morning Acai house fire Friday. "We're going to do whatever we have to do to give him the time off he needs," said Franklin County Sheriff Anthony Boen.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love to read blogs. I am a photographer you see and do a lot of blog searching. So you can imagine my heart leaping surprise during my Saturday night googling of blogs, my shock when I see a post about my sis n law. I do not know who runs this blog.. but I'm very disappointed and upset. You say "no cop-hating" comments, but yet you are making them look like monsters. This beautiful lady in this article is my sis n law. The love of my brother's life.... you know.. the deputy! He was on duty when this fire started and came home and found his wife (after he broke out windows)... trying to save her. Could you live with that picture in your head??? Of your loved one, found in that circumstance?? He has never been the same since losing her!!!!! We are a good family with good values and in one post, you have made this wonderful man look like a monster!! Check yourself. Domestic violence is everywhere, not just in the homes of authorities. I didn't just lose my sis n law that day, I lost a huge piece of my brother. I was his first phone call and you didn't HEAR the shock, terror, and devastation in his voice! It's a phone call that I hear in my sleep ALL the time!! We miss her every day. EVERY. DAY. I don't know what happened to you or what (obviously) traumatic situation you had with a cop. And I truly am sorry for that. But, BUT don't assume that all cops are bad. My brother spent many years looking for his soul mate and when he found her, he was only blessed with a short time with her. Trust me, 7 years is not long. And trust me when I say this... she wore the pants in that relationship. She said jump, he said how high! If he EVER laid a hand on her, she would have beat the living fire out of him, because she was just that tough! Domestic violence NEVER happened in their household! So before you assume after a reading a story, check your facts... because there are families you are hurting throwing your accusations.

    ReplyDelete

Please post updates or email them to behindthebluewall@gmail.com. No cop-hating or victim-hating comments allowed. Word verification had to be added due to spam attacks on this blog.