Standing-room gathering honors retired policeman who sacrificed in the line of duty for his community
Springfield officer awarded a Purple Heart
Published: October 25, 2012 - 10:20 PM
| Updated: October 27, 2012 - 01:13 AM
By Paula Schleis
Beacon Journal staff writer
Springfield Township police chief John Smith (right) shakes the hand of retired Springfield Township police officer Mark Dodez after Dodez received a purple heart during a township trustees meeting Thursday. Dodez was paralyzed in an on-duty accident when a drunken driver hit him on Arlington Road. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
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