Van Richard Dodd "Rick" Ii(1952 - 2013)


Van "Rick" Dodd II

Van "Rick" Richard Dodd II, 60, of Salinas, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013. He was born August 27, 1952, in Jackson, MS.

Rick was a U.S. Army Special Forces Airborne Ranger. After a career in the military, he became a Salinas Police Officer where he served the community until his recent retirement.

He loved to travel the world with his life partner, Ann.

Rick is survived by his son, Robin (Amber) Dodd of Salinas; sister, Robin (Ron) Maddran of Dallas, TX; and his life partner, Ann Levy of Dallas, TX.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, May 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., at the Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St., Salinas, CA 93901.

Memorial donations in Rick's honor may be made to the California Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation, 1700 I St., #100, Sacramento, CA 95811.

Funeral arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home. Online condolences to


Funeral Home

Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
41 West San Luis Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 424-0311

Published in The Salinas Californian on May 8, 2013