Monday, August 24, 2015

Corey J. Dodge 1974 - 2015

The Knox County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of a former Patrol Deputy, Corey Dodge of Dexter, Maine. Dodge was killed while working for private contractor DynCorp International in Kabul, Afghanistan by a suicide bomber. Dodge was hired as a full-time deputy in March of 1999 and served in that capacity until he resigned in February of 2006 to deploy overseas as a private contractor to be a law enforcement instructor in Afghanistan. During his time at the Sheriff's Office, Dodge became a certified Hostage Negotiator, a Field Training Officer, and was a Maine Criminal Justice Academy Instructor in Defensive Tactics, Interactive Use of Force, Stinger Spikes (road spikes), and Radar. He was recognized by his supervisors as motivated, thorough, and highly productive. Dodge was also chosen as Deputy of the Year in 2002. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

This newspaper clipping is from the Saturday, September 16, 2006 edition of the Courier Gazette. The caption reads: "Former Knox County Deputy Corey Dodge, right, is working in Gardez, Afghanistan as a police advisor to the Afghan National Police. He is pictured here with Commander Baret at the Regional Training Center. Dodge is teaching the officers tactical training initiatives, which means building searches, vehicle searches, advanced first aid, team movements, squad movements, and individual movements, he said. Dodge has been stationed in the country since April."

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