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Sergeant Collin James Rose

Wayne State University Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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Reflections for Sergeant Collin James Rose

Posted on MLive November 4, 2019

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.

Retired Police Officer

November 4, 2019


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.

Police Officer
Detroit Police Department - Former Third Precinct Special Operations

December 29, 2018

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 30, 2018

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.

Wayne State University Police

June 12, 2018

Remembering you today Sir. You are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

November 23, 2017

I just saw the wedding photos your beautiful fiancee had taken. Such a tribute to you. Thank you for service.

Dispatcher Ellen Eggenberger
Redford Twp Police Dept, Mich

November 23, 2017

Sitting here at work getting ready for the fundraising "season" for the Police Unity Tour. Not a day goes by without you in our thoughts. Every time we (the boys and ladies of the bus) get together you are ALWAYS the topic of conversation. Frank had your seat done in your department colors with your patch and EOW. Nobody sits there but Nikki. Just the way it is.

Deputy Gary Boudrau
Oakland County Sheriff's Office

October 12, 2017

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

Sergeant Rose, no words can adequately express the debt we owe you for your commitment to the profession and to your duty as an officer. We will keep your spirit alive in our hearts and your name will not be forgotten.

Tina Lewis Rowe
Captain, Denver Police Department (ret.)
U.S. Marshal, Colorado (ret.)

March 17, 2017


Civilian Ralph Holloway

December 31, 2016

Not a day gone by I haven't thought about you. Not a day will go by that I won't think about you. You will never be forgotten. Miss you brother.

PSO G Fenech
Wayne State University Police

December 19, 2016

God's peace and speed Sergeant Rose . Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

December 16, 2016

God bless you my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May His healing hand touch your family, friends, and fellow officers. Rest easy my brother, we'll take the watch from here.

Trooper Steve Olson
Michigan State Police

December 8, 2016

Sgt. RIP. I pray for your family and friends.

Officer Matt Perryman
Muskogee Police Department

December 5, 2016

Rest easy brother.

Michigan State Police

December 3, 2016

RIP Brother. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

December 2, 2016

My father is an alumni of this University and served 30 years in law enforcement. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your immediate family during this holiday season. RIP and peace to your family.

Reserve Officer Becky Raymond
Live Oak Police Dept, Florida

December 2, 2016

Rest in peace hero. We didn't know each other well but we worked together when I was a cadet.

Agent Jimmy Kassis
Louisiana Dept of Public Safety and Corrections

December 1, 2016

Rest easy brother, watch over the thin blue line from heaven.

Deputy sheriff II Robert Tomasko
Orange County Sheriff Department

December 1, 2016

Rest in peace brother. Keeping your family and department in prayer. I'm a fellow Michigan native.

Officer A. Boudreau
Phoenix Police Department (AZ)

December 1, 2016

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

November 30, 2016

Rest in peace Officer Rose. I ask Our Heavenly Father to comfort and watch over your family, friends and the Wayne State University Police Department. Thank you for your dedication and service. God's speed brother.

Chief Jack Cavanaugh
Lee County Port Authority Police Department

November 30, 2016

Rest in Peace Officer Rose. May the Lord grant peace to your family, friends and coworkers during this time of sorrow.

Parole Supervisor Howard C. Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

November 30, 2016

To the family of Police Officer Collin Rose, friends, Chief of Police Anthony Holt and the Wayne State University Police Department.
You are lifted up in thoughts and prayer. May God comfort, hold you close and give you peace now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Police Department NC

November 30, 2016

My deepest condolences and prayers to Collin's parents, and to his LEO brothers and sisters. May Collin rest in peace in Heaven.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

November 30, 2016

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