Lakewood OH

‘Superhero’ dad returns from Afghanistan

Westlake police officer Jason Dancy, just back from service in Afghanistan with the Ohio National Guard, embraces his youngest son, Ryan, Friday at the Westlake police department as “superheroes” from Unite This City and another of his sons, Nate, and wife Jill look on. (Photo courtesy of the Westlake Police Department)

By Kevin Kelley


When Westlake police officer Jason Dancy, a captain in the Ohio National Guard, was sent to serve in Afghanistan in April, it was hard for his three young sons to understand.

As he told WKYC-TV Channel 3 News, Dancy explained he was going to fight bad guys there. So they saw him as a super-hero.

On Friday, Dancy’s sons – Jackson, Nate and Ryan – were invited to the Westlake police station to meet some superheros, actually employees and friends of a local company called Unite This City. The surprise for them was that, along with Captain America, Supergirl and other superheroes, their favorite superhero – their dad – was there.

After six months apart, Dancy, his wife, Jill, and the three boys were reunited. Video of the reunion can be viewed on the Channel 3 News website at

Dancy will return to patrol duty with the police department Nov. 1.




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