Dog named for Sgt. Rose adopted by police officer, will become police K9 unit

- A dog named to honor Wayne State Police Sgt. Collin Rose has been adopted by a police officer and soon will go into training to become a narcotics dog.

The Detroit Dog Rescue said on Wednesday that the dog, named Rose, for Sgt. Collin Rose, was adopted by a fellow police officer. Not only will she be in a police family, she'll be part of the police family, too. Rose will soon start training to become a narcotics police dog to help track down criminals.

The post reads:

"Rose, the little puppy named in honor of Sgt. Collin Rose, has found a home. Her new Dad is a fellow police officer. Rose will be starting her training as a narcotics police dog to help serve others in the community. Her new big brother is also a police dog and is already showing her the ropes."

Sgt. Rose died the day before Thanksgiving around 6:45 p.m.

The 29-year-old was investigating possible thefts of navigation systems from cars when he radioed that he was about to speak to someone on a bike. Rose was shot in the head during the stop at Brainard and Lincoln, an area off campus where Wayne State Police Chief Holt says many students and some officers live.

Officers who arrived on the scene for backup found Rose injured on the ground. An officer immediately took Rose to the hospital, where he went into surgery. He pulled through surgery but remained in grave condition and was on a ventilator.

A person of interest was taken into custody but charges were later dismissed.

Police, DTE Energy, and the ATF are offering a $32,000 reward for information leading to the suspect's arrest and conviction.

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