CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Colerain Township is a place thousands of people call home. It’s a place the community has really grown to love. It’s times like what have happened in this past year, that prove the community knows how to come together.
In the past year, the Colerain community has endured a lot.
The death of 2-year-old Brody Allen to brain cancer. Shortly after his funeral, his brother Andrew Allen was seriously injured after being hit by a car.
Andrew has shown significant progress and is now home. We’re told he has another surgery coming up.
On Monday, Colerain Township Police Officer Dale Woods lost his life. Woods was hit by a truck on Friday.
Just like the support the Allen family has received from people in the community, Officer Woods family and brothers and sisters in blue are too.
“Colerain has just been amazing," Andrew and Brody Allen’s Father Todd Allen said. "They are real people, big hearts. They see a need and just reach out and give you the biggest hug you can possibly imagine.”
“It’s a nice place to live," more than 30 year Colerain Township Resident Terry Brunner said. "This is a really nice community.”
As the community continues to honor Officer Woods.
Andrew and Brody Allen’s father Todd said this on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
Todd Allen - “Thank you, God bless you all. You guys are amazing, both men and women. God Bless your families. Thank you for doing the jobs. You guys are there when we need you the most and stay safe and God Bless You..”
As signs remembering Officer Dale Woods paint a picture across the community.
The community continues to stick together.
As soon we learn funeral arrangements for Officer Woods we will be sure to pass them along.