ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (WJBK) - Law enforcement officers and the community gathered Thursday morning to pay their final respects to a Detroit police officer killed in the line of duty.
The funeral Mass for Wayne State University police canine Sgt. Collin Rose took place at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in suburban St. Clair Shores. After, hundreds of police cruisers lined Mack Avenue during the funeral procession.
Rose was shot in the head on November 22 as he tried to arrest DeAngelo Davis, who faces murder and gun charges. Police are also looking for another man they believe may have witnessed the crime.
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.
Visitation was held Wednesday at Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, drawing officers from across the state and elsewhere. Hundreds of police officers and K-9s attended.
Rose and his K-9 partner, Wolverine, were both familiar with Ford Field. They were part of Ford Field's security team on game days.
As for the law enforcement community, they're mourning yet another loss in the city. Rose is the third officer who has died in the past two months.
The family has asked for donations to be made in Rose's name to the Detroit Dog Rescue, where his fiance is a staff member. A gas station in Wixom is also donating a portion of its proceeds to Rose's family.