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."
"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."
Chair, Board of Regents Eastern Michigan University