Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Words cannot describe the amount of sadness that has hit me. So many of my friends knew you and have said what a great man you were. I wish I had the honor of meeting you. May you watch over our blue family from heaven and know we will always have you family's back because they are just that, family. Rest In Peace.

Leo wife Melissa Clark
Sterling Heights LEOW

November 25, 2016

RIP. In His Hands and my prayers.

Investigator (Retired) / SA CID Army (Re
District Attorney and US Army

November 25, 2016

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 24, 2016

God rest your soul my brother in blue.

Officer David Saucedo
Chicago Police Department

November 24, 2016

It was truly my honor and pleasure to work with you. I'm going to miss you and I love you Rose.

Officer Lynnette Scott
Wayne State Police

November 24, 2016

Rest In Peace brother! As a Detroit native this especially painful to hear of this senseless tragedy. Thank you for your years of service.

Police Officer Russell Orlando
Union City Police Department

November 24, 2016

RIP Brother, thank you for your Service and Sacrifice!!

Lieutenant Vic Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

November 24, 2016

Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice. May god bless you and your family.

Chase Palm Former
Police Cadet SPD

November 24, 2016

Rest in peace Brother Collin.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

November 24, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and colleagues. Our promise to him; Always honored, never forgotten, forever grateful for his service to his community and to our nation.

Sgt. T Jake Jones
Greater Cleveland Peace Officer Memorial Society, Ohio

November 24, 2016

Rest in Peace..

Sam Leigh (Former Federal Police Officer, PFPA)

November 24, 2016

may the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

November 24, 2016

Officer Rose, may you rest in peace our brother. You will never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

November 24, 2016

Been retired for 6 years and it does not get any easier......

P.O Ed Rudoni (ret)
Detroit Police

November 24, 2016

God Speed, Brother.

Sgt. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

November 24, 2016


Corporal (Ret.) James. (W) Pullin
Upper Chichester Twp P.D. PA.

November 24, 2016

Rest Easy Brother...

Sgt. Stacey Rice
Okemah Police Department. Okemah, Oklahoma.

November 24, 2016

Go with God Officer Rose. You were murdered protecting others from crime and your killer will face justice for this. RIP my brother, you will be missed.

Motor Officer Jim Bragg (Ret.)
Greenville SC City Police Dept.

November 24, 2016

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County sheriff's office

November 24, 2016

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Rose and the Wayne State University Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Rose, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

November 24, 2016

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

PTLM Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD

November 24, 2016

A young life taken in a senseless act God bless you and your family.


November 24, 2016

Rest In Peace Officer Rose. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice. "Blessed are the peacemakers".

D/Sgt (retired) Scott Kelley
Michigan State Police

November 24, 2016

Dear Collin:

This has been an exceptionally horrible year for the line of duty deaths for law enforcement officers. Yours only makes it the harder to deal with. Your service and dedication to our code of “Protect and serve”, only enhances the fact of how much we in law enforcement, are willing to give up for those we swore to protect. My heart breaks further for your family, on this Thanksgiving Day, to now endure a life time of pain because of the act of human garbage. I pray God above will heal them and ease their pain. May they always know that they have a hero for a son, and our profound respect and gratitude. To your Mom, thank you for your 9 months of suffering to have Collin and then raising him to be a man who cares about his fellow man. God Bless you as well.

To the garbage who did this horrific act: “The candle of the wicked shall be put out forever”. May we see you rue the day you did this, you coward. But what we don’t see, is mass demonstrations for the 131 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty so far this year. Now why is that? Oh, Blue Lives don’t matter? The hell they don’t.

Collin, may Almighty God hold you close to his heart and I am certain when He received you, he told you, “Well done, Collin, Welcome Home”. Rest in peace my brother, we have the watch. In the words of my late Dad, “Above all else, honor”.

Sgt. Ron Tomassi, Retired
Lake Mary Police, Fl.

November 24, 2016

Rest in Peace HERO!

Rasias Alexandros

November 24, 2016

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