Memorial Services Set for Greg O’Dell

Visitation for Greg O’Dell, who died last week, will be on Wednesday, Dec. 28 from 5-8 p.m. at Nie Funeral Home, 3767 W. Liberty Road in Ann Arbor. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. at Eastern Michigan University’s Pease Auditorium, located at College Place and Cross Street in Ypsilanti.

The O’Dell family has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to EMU Athletics or to the Ann Arbor Police Department. Contributions to the community policing endowment fund can be made through the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. The online AAACF donation form includes an option for a designation (Ann Arbor Police Department) and a dedication (Greg O’Dell).

O’Dell most recently served as Eastern Michigan University’s chief of police. Prior to that he was briefly police chief at the University of Michigan, and spent about 20 years working for the Ann Arbor police department. He was 54, and died on Dec. 23 after an apparent suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.