LANSING, MI – Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff Friday, Dec. 2, on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose. Officer Rose died Wednesday, Nov. 23, after he was shot in the line of duty on Nov. 22.
“Officer Rose dedicated his life to protecting fellow Michiganders and was well-respected by his colleagues and the communities he served during his career. I send my most heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and colleagues during this tragic time,” Snyder said.
At the time of his death, Officer Rose was one credit away from obtaining his master’s degree in police administration from Wayne State University. He was engaged to be married next October. Rose was a K9 officer who was very involved in the community, including going to schools, conducting training across the state and organizing memorials for other slain officers.
A service in his honor will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22412 Overlake St. in St. Clair Shores. A second service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, at St. Ann Catholic Church, 12648 E. D Ave. in Augusta.
This flag order is in accordance with Executive Order 2013-10. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff. Flags should be returned to full staff on Saturday, Dec. 3.