GARLAND - Corey Dodge, 40, died August 22, 2015 in Kabul, Afghanistan as the result of a terrorist car bomb attack on his NATO convoy.
He was born October 31, 1974 in Dover-Foxcroft, a son of Ronnie and Letha (Reed) Dodge. He graduated from Dexter Regional High School, Class of 1993. Corey served in the U. S. Army. He had worked at the Maine State Prison, the Dexter Police Department and with the Knox County Sheriff's office in Rockland, where he was named deputy of the year in 2002. For the past 9 years he had been working in Afghanistan training police officers and later, escorting high-ranking government officials as security detail with DynCorp International based in Virginia.
Corey left this world a brave man. His love for his family saw no boundaries. He died while protecting our freedoms doing a job he was so proud of. He touched the lives of so many, putting 150% into everything he did. He was just recently home in June and took his family on vacation to the outer banks of North Carolina. He returned on duty July 6th and was due home again for good on October 9th.
In addition to his parents of Dexter; Corey is survived by his high school crush and ever loving wife, Kelli Dodge of Garland; and their children, Samantha Duarte Dodge, 20, of Sangerville, Connor Larson, 17, Peyton Dodge, 7, and Blake Dodge, 3, all of Garland; his older brother Ronnie Dodge, Jr. of Harmony; sisters, Tammy Dodge and fiancé Christopher Werren of Newport, and Hollie Dodge and fiancé Matt Race of Dexter; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his grandparents; several aunts and uncles, including a special uncle Glendon Dodge of Newport.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Wednesday, September 2nd at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Exeter. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Memorial donations may be made to the Maine State Troopers Foundation, 28 Meadow Road, Augusta, ME 04330.
Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com