Sergeant Collin James Rose

Sergeant Collin James Rose

Wayne State University Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Collin James Rose

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.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, November 22, 2016
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

suspicious person

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Remember I picked up the meat lovers pizza from Z's after leaving the DDC? You owe me a pizza. In all fairness though, I still have the inflatable sleeping mat you "lent" me for freshman quest.... and I think I have the special collar you gave me for Maci when I told you she was a huge pit bull but turned out she was like 20lbs soaking wet when I picked her up from the Humane Society. She's about 30-35lbs now, happy and energetic. She had a good time playing with your k9's. Watch over us brother.. I'll bring a beer or two by soon.

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