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.

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. 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 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.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, November 22, 2016
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended; mentally unfit to stand tri

suspicious person

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Hard to believe its been just over two years. I went and visited the memorial on Lincoln last month. I just wanted to say thanks for always backing us up and always smiling whenever you came by one of our runs or stops. I hope your family knows that the men and women of the Third Precinct continue to think very highly of you. Until next time my friend.

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Detroit Police Department - Former Third Precinct Special Operations

December 29, 2018

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