Wayne State University honors officer killed in line of duty

A MI officer who was shot and killed on duty was remembered at his funeral Thursday, attended by hundreds of police from across the state and the nation, as a man who loved dogs and who loved to smile. Rose died the next day.

Rose, 29, wasn't a member of St. Joan of Arc, but he and his fiancee were Catholic and lived on the outskirts of the parish.

The pastor at the funeral will Monsignor G. Michael Bugarin. Rose was trying to take Davis into custody when Davis shot him in the head.

Nationally, the number of police officers killed in gunfire is up 74 percent, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.

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ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (AP) - A MI officer who was shot and killed on duty was remembered at his funeral Thursday, attended by hundreds of police from across the state and the nation, as a man who loved dogs and who loved to smile.

Rose is the first WSU officer who was fatally shot in the department's 50 year-history.

On Saturday evening, residents in Detroits Woodbridge area held a candlelight vigil and procession in memory of Rose.

Many officers brought their K-9 companions-Rose also worked with the police's canine unit.

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It comes just weeks after the church hosted services for Steil, who was shot September 11 after chasing a man wanted for two shootings and a carjacking.

MLive will be providing coverage via a live feed offered to media outside the church. If you're a police officer, and I " m a police officer, there's a bond". We'll hear from them on 24 Hour News 8 at 5 p.m.

Though the church is accustomed to hosting funerals, a service for an officer requires extra protocols. He just liked to do things (to help people), that's all. "He unfortunately lost his life doing - we do this nightly.it makes us feel good to be able to come out and represent our department".

Immediately as the funeral begins, motorists in Wayne County can expect to see all Wayne County Sheriff's deputies pull over to activate their sirens and flashing lights for 15 seconds.

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Officers haven't determined why Rose stopped Davis, who was riding a bicycle at the time, officials say.


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