(WJBK) - Highland Park Officer Robert Ball was off duty when he was shot three times at a neighborhood block party in August. He had been hospitalized ever since and died last week.
Officer Ball was devoted to his job and his brothers and sisters in blue are dedicated to giving him a proper burial. They are holding a fundraiser for Officer Ball on Thursday, October 20 at 7 p.m. Gibson's Lounge in Detroit.
All proceeds will be used to benefit Officer Ball's final arrangements.
If you cannot make it to the fundraiser, you can make a donation online here. His funeral is planned for October 22.
Officer Ball had been an auxiliary officer with the Highland Park Police Department since 2007.
Ball had remained in a medically-induced coma since he was shot three times this summer, and recently had been making significant process. Last week, though, complications set in and an infection began to spread and could not be stopped.