Sergeant Collin James Rose

Sergeant Collin James Rose

Wayne State University Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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Collin James Rose

Sergeant Collin Rose succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while questioning a suspicious person near the university's downtown campus.

At about 6:30 p.m., 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.

Responding officers transported Sergeant Rose to the Detroit Receiving Hospital. At 5:45 p.m. the next day, he succumbed to his wound.

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. Two officers were struck, and one was medically retired due to his wounds. The subject was charged with Sergeant Rose's murder in August 2017. The case was dismissed on Jan. 3, 2019, after the suspect was deemed mentally unfit to stand trial.

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 had previously served with the Richland Police Department and was a civilian cadet at the New Baltimore Police Department. He is survived by his fiancée, parents, and brother.

He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

Sergeant Rose was a member of the Police Unity Tour.

In May 2018, the Rose Dog Park at 3701 Trumbull, Detroit, was dedicated in honor of Sergeant Rose.
In June 2018, Lodge Freeway, M-10, was renamed Sergeant Collin Rose Memorial Highway.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 5 years, 6 months
  • Badge 128

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, November 22, 2016
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Mentally unfit to stand trial

EDP, mentally ill, suspicious person

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Gull Lake school lunch debt paid off by fallen police officer’s memorial fund

RICHLAND, MI -- Students and their parents can breathe a sigh of relief after more than $3,500 in school lunch debt was paid off in honor of a Gull Lake High School graduate and fallen police officer.

The Officer Collin Rose Memorial Fund donated $3501.28 to pay off the school lunch debt of 587 students in Gull Lake Community Schools, according to a press release from the memorial foundation.

Rose was a Wayne State University police officer who died in the line of duty on Nov. 23, 2016, according to

Rose, a 2006 Gull Lake High School graduate, was proud of his hometown, Foundation President Chris Powell said in the release.

“We’re honored to give back to the community in his name,” Powell said. "We hope this donation helps rectify the situation and clear the debt of all these families so their children can eat warm meals and concentrate on their studies.”

The Officer Collin Rose Memorial Foundation was established in July 2017. The nonprofit hosts events to bring together survivors, provides safety gear to police dogs, aid animal welfare organizations and provide scholarship opportunities to students.

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