By: Legacy Staff
2 years ago
Collin Rose, a Wayne State University campus police officer, has died from a gunshot wound he sustained on Tuesday night at the age of 29, according to multiple news sources.
A suspect was in custody and police do not believe that Rose was specifically targeted.
Rose had stopped a person on a bike while he was investigating car thefts in a neighborhood near the college. Rose called for back-up and when another officer arrived at the scene, he found Rose with a gunshot wound to his head.
"This is a tragedy felt by all of us — Collin and his family and friends, his fiancée, and our campus and community," university President M. Roy Wilson said in a message to students Wednesday night. "Collin served Wayne State with distinction, and we owe those he left behind our deepest sympathies and our strong support."
Rose was engaged to be married next October and he is the first Wayne State officer to be killed in the line of duty.
He was a five year veteran of the police force and was a canine officer.
University police Chief Anthony Holt said, “Not only is he a canine handler, he's very, very involved in the community. He goes to schools. He gives out demos," Holt said. "He's just an outstanding, proactive officer."
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