A five-year veteran of the Wayne State University Police Department, Collin Rose was admired as a friendly and energetic presence in his community. He often gave talks at schools and worked to honor officers killed in the line of duty. As an undergraduate, he served as president of SigEp’s Ferris State Chapter and was a Ruck Scholar. He maintained strong relationships with his Fraternity brothers after graduation.
A dedicated officer and passionate advocate for abused dogs, Rose worked as a K-9 officer with two dogs he trained. He also trained rescue dogs so they could be adopted. Rose was widely respected for his support of the families of fallen officers and frequently attended memorials for officers along with his dogs. He proposed to his fiancée, Nicole, at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., after participating in the Police Unity Tour, a cycling event that raises funds for the memorial.
“Collin was the embodiment of brotherly love and what you seek in a fraternity brother, both during our time at school and after graduation. He was the type of brother that you could always count on, offering help, words of wisdom or even a couch to sleep on. I was lucky to have him in my life,” said, Joseph Rubino, ’13, Rose’s little brother in the chapter.
Rose was shot while attempting to arrest a suspect and passed away on Nov. 23, 2016. He was a registered organ donor, and Rose’s family honored his wishes by donating his organs. He is survived by his fiancée, Nicole; parents, Randy and Karen; brother, Curtis; grandparents, Margaret and Clifford; and two dogs, Clyde and Wolverine.