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Sergeant Collin James Rose | Wayne State University Police Department, Michigan Wayne State University Police Department, Michigan


Collin James Rose

Wayne State University Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 5 years, 6 months

Badge # 128

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/22/2016

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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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 in March 2017 after shooting at three Detroit police officers who were attempting to make contact with him. He was charged with Sergeant Rose's murder in August 2017.

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.

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As a WSU grad and former Detroit PD officer, I have always had an extreme amount of respect for the WSU Police Department. When I was last at the university, it was located in the middle of the 13th Precinct and the Cass Corridor, a true war zone, hence my appreciation for its officers. I was saddened to learn of the death of Sergeant Rose and I pray for him and that his loved ones find peace.

Sgt. Jim Scott (ret)
Miami-Dade Police Department
March 27, 2017


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