Grand Rapids Police say a first year officer is with family in Illinois after learning of the death of his father in Afghanistan.
Dr. Jerry Umanos was among three civilian doctors dying in Afghanistan, according to the GRPD release. He was part of the staff at Lawndale Christian Health Center. He'd trained at Wayne State University and did his pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Michigan.
Ben Umanos was part of the recruit class sworn in January 22nd. He had been with the Manistee County Sheriff's Department.