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Franklin "Frank" Dodd (also known as "Deputy Dodd), or simply Frank, is the secondary antagonist of Stephen King's novel The Dead Zone and its 1983 film adaptation.
He is a psychopathic senior police deputy at the town of Castle Rock who had been revealed as a serial killer.
In the film, he was portrayed by Nicholas Campbell.
At the film adaptation from 1983, Dodd is depicted as a mentally unstable senior police deputy at the town of Castle Rock. He secretly committed series of several killings including of a child, and the police were convinced that because of the reason that the killer is mentally unstable, they were convinced that this is the reason that he carried out the killings.
Right after that Sherriff George Bannerman is asking from Johnny Smith to use his special powers in order to find out who is the killer who stands behind a series of murders, including that of a child, Smith quickly finds out using a corpse of a young woman that the killer is actually Bannerman's deputy; Dodd himself.
Quickly after this reveal, Dodd put himself inside his bathroom, where he let Smith and his commander get into the house. Then, Dodd kills himself by putting scissors in his mouth.
- It is highly implied that Dodd's evil spirit took control over Cujo's mind.