Reward for information on Sgt. Collin Rose's death upped to $15,000

The reward for information regarding what happened to Wayne State Police Sgt. Collin Rose has been increased to $15,000, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced.

The reward set by the ATF was initially $5,000 but it was increased to $10,000 on Wednesday, the same day the Wayne County Prosecutor is expected to announce charges are being dropped against the primary suspect in his death.

The reward for information including recovery of the weapon, leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

Sgt. Rose died on November 23 when he was shot in the head while investigating off campus activity.

“The senseless death of Sergeant Rose has been deeply felt by not only those who knew him, but also by the community in which he took an oath to,” said Special Agent in Charge Robin Shoemaker. “ATF is committed in seeking justice for the fallen hero and we are asking for the public’s help to make that happen.”

ATF and an anonymous donor from the Detroit Dog Rescue increased the reward to $15,000.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at (800) ATF-GUNS.

Detroit police do not have enough evidence on Davis in the murder, sources told FOX 2's Taryn Asher. The press conference will be held Wednesday at the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office with Kym Worthy, Detroit Police Chief James Craig and WSU Chief Anthony Holt.


The 29-year-old officer was investigating possible thefts of navigation systems from cars on Nov. 22 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 before passing away Nov. 23.

Rose, originally from the Kalamazoo area, was a 5-year veteran and worked as a canine handler. He was engaged to be married. He was promoted to sergeant at a vigil at Wayne State University before his funeral. 

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