DETROIT (AP/WOOD) — Law enforcement officers from across and beyond Michigan paid their final respects to a Detroit police officer killed in the line of duty.
The funeral Mass for Wayne State University police canine officer Collin Rose was held at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in suburban St. Clair Shores on Thursday.
Visitation was held Wednesday at Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, drawing officers from across the state and elsewhere.
Wayne State Police Chief Anthony Holt cited Rose for valor and posthumously promoted him to sergeant during a vigil Tuesday. University President M. Roy Wilson said a $25,000 endowed scholarship was being created in Rose’s name.
Rose graduated from Gull Lake High School in 2006. The 29-year-old took his first job in law enforcement as an officer in the Kalamazoo County village of Richland.
In West Michigan, 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.
Gov. Rick Snyder ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on Friday in honor of Rose.
“Officer Rose dedicated his life to protecting fellow Michiganders and was well-respected by his colleagues and the communities he served during his career. I send my most heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and colleagues during this tragic time,” Snyder said in a news release.