Eastern Michigan University statements from President Susan Martin and Board of Regents Chair Roy Wilbanks regarding the death of EMU Police Chief Greg O'Dell

by Walter Kraft, Published December 23, 2011

"We are profoundly shocked and saddened by this news. Chief Greg O'Dell's death is an enormous loss to Eastern Michigan University and the Washtenaw County area. Chief O'Dell was wonderful man who was deeply admired for his tremendous contributions to the Ann Arbor and Eastern Michigan communities. He was respected both as a caring person and as a highly accomplished police officer. He was a beloved and key member of the leadership team of Eastern and I will personally deeply miss him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this very difficult time."

Susan Martin

"Greg O'Dell was a professional in every sense of the word and I am deeply saddened by this tragic news. He was highly valued for his leadership of public safety efforts at Eastern, where he made a tremendous impact in a few short years. Chief O'Dell will be missed by all of us here at Eastern. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time."

Roy Wilbanks
Chair, Board of Regents Eastern Michigan University

Walter Kraft



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