Dominic M. Francis

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Mount Cory, OH

Branch of Service: United States Law Enforcement

Rank: Patrol Officer & Fire Captain

Officer Dominic Francis spent 19 years following his love for law enforcement, first serving with the Hancock Sheriff’s Department as an explorer and dispatcher. He later served as a patrol officer for Findlay Police Department. He found his final home and family with the Bluffton Police Department.

With a passion for helping youth, Dom served as the strength and conditioning coach, substitute teacher, and bus driver at Cory-Rawson local schools. Dom loved his community and never met a stranger.

“Dom was bigger than life with a heart even larger. He was a mentor and peacemaker both on the job and in our personal life. Dom touched so many lives. Our children, and many youths were blessed to have such a kindhearted loving role model. We are all better people from having him in our lives,” recalled his wife, Ricki Francis.

Age: 42

Date of Death: March 31, 2022

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