Kalamazoo County church to hold memorial for slain officer

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This undated photo provided by Wayne State University shows university police officer Collin Rose, who was shot in the head while on patrol near a university campus in Detroit on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. (MJ Murawka/Wayne State University via AP)

AUGUSTA, Mich. (WOOD) — A Kalamazoo County church will host a memorial this week for a Wayne State University officer killed in the line of duty last week.

Officer Collin Rose grew up in the area; he graduated from Gull Lake High School in 2006.

Rose took his first job in law enforcement with the Richland Police Department in late 2010. Within a year, he was off to Wayne County.

Rose died Nov. 23, nearly 24 hours after he was shot in the head while trying to arrest DeAngelo Davis for a series of thefts in the area. Davis was arraigned Friday on murder and gun charges.

Tuesday night, Wayne State University held a candlelight vigil for Rose. The tribute included a moment of silence at 6:30 p.m. – the approximate time the 29-year-old officer was shot.

A visitation is scheduled from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday at Ford Field. A second smaller visitation and funeral Mass are planned Thursday morning at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores.

St. Ann Catholic Church in Augusta will hold a memorial Mass for Rose Friday at 11 a.m. The service will be open to police, public safety officers and the public. The church is located at 12648 E. D. Ave.