"This is a tragedy felt by all of us -- Collin and his family and friends, his fiancée, and our campus and community," President Wilson said.
WSUPD Officer Collin Rose memorial in Gullen Mall. Photo by Kiran Saini.

Since his death on Nov. 23, Wayne State University Police Department Officer Collin Rose has had over $55,000 donations in his name, his squad car has been memorialized, his murder has been charged and vigils and funeral arrangements have been set for this week. 

WSUPD has 54 employed officers, all college graduates and Officer Rose was the first WSUPD officer to die in the line of duty. Officer Rose was shot on Nov. 22 near Lincoln and Brainard Street in Detroit. 

That night, 31-year-old suspect DeAngelo Davis was arrested three hours after the shooting and as of Nov. 25, was charged with first-degree murder.

Davis was held without bond at Wayne County Jail and faces up to life in prison without parole. Davis was also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, three felony firearm charges and being a habitual offender. 

Wayne State Police Chief Anthony Holt said no weapon was found during the arrest and the investigation is still ongoing.

A candlelight vigil for Officer Rose will be held on Nov. 29 in Gullen Mall at 6:15 p.m. The vigil will include a moment of silence at 6:30 p.m. when Officer Rose was shot in the line of duty. 

Visitation and Funeral

A public visitation will be held on Nov. 30 at Ford Field stadium from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

A funeral for Officer Rose will be held on Dec. 1 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores, Michigan at 10 a.m.

For more information, visit Officer Rose’s obituary.

Donations in memory Officer Collin Rose

WSU is accepting donations in Officer Rose’s memory to support WSUPD online. WSU student, Brent Steinacker started a GoFundMe on behalf of Nicole Salgot, Officer Rose’s fiancé. Steinacker set the goal at $55,000 to assist paying for Officer Rose's funeral expenses and memorial services. In four days, the GoFundMe has raised $54,639 by 967 donors.

Detroit Dog Rescue hopes to also support Salgot, who works at the Rescue, with a fundraiser at Tony V’s Tavern on Nov. 29. (See flier)

His last service

Gift of Life Michigan, a nonprofit geared towards organ and tissue donation for health transplants, announced that Officer Rose has donated his organs which will help up to 75 people through use of his tissue.

"This is a tragedy felt by all of us -- Collin and his family and friends, his fiancée, and our campus and community," President Wilson said.

Contact Managing Editor, Sarah Rahal at sarahal@wayne.edu.

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