Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years, 6 months
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 11/22/2016
Offender: In custody
Sergeant Collin Rose succumbed to gunshot wound sustained the previous day while questioning a suspicious person near the university's downtown campus.
Sergeant Rose was in an area that had experienced numerous thefts from vehicles the previous day. He informed dispatchers that he was making contact with a suspicious person in front of 3650 Lincoln Street. During the encounter Sergeant Rose attempted to detain the man but the subject suddenly pulled out a gun and shot him in the head.
The subject fled the scene but was arrested later in the night.
Sergeant Rose had served with the Wayne State University Police Department for 5-1/2 years and served as a canine officer with the agency. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He had previously served with the Richland Police Department. He is survived by his fiancee.
Sergeant Rose was a member of Police Unity Tour.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Chief of Police Anthony Holt
Wayne State University Police Department
6050 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 577-2062