Townsquare Media is mourning the loss of a hero.


Last week the devastating news broke of Officer Collin Rose being shot in the line of duty . reported...

"Rose, 29,  was shot in the head Tuesday night, Nov. 22,  shortly after calling dispatch for backup while stopping a man on a bicycle in a section of Detroit that has seen a recent increase in larcenies from vehicles."

Officer Rose passed away Wednesday evening surrounded by family.

This tragic event has broken our hearts here at Townsquare Media, because he was family to us. Officer Rose was raised in Richland, a 2006 graduate from Gull Lake High School and a Police Officer in Richland. Officer Rose's mother is an employee here at Townsquare Media, and a very dear friend. Thoughts, love and prayers are being sent to his family and fiance; their loss is beyond comprehension.

Officer Rose was not only a Wayne State University Police Officer, but one of the premiere Canine handlers in the country.  Lt. Patrick Saunders of the Wayne State Force told

" Rose was a "cop's cop."

"And if you're a cop, you know what that means — a person that another cop respects, who comes to work every day and goes about their job professionally, trying to make the world a better place," Saunders said. "Nothing would mean more to him than knowing he was highly respected by other cops."

Officer Rose's last act was heroic; he donated his tissue, bones and cornea for transplant. That is the kind of great man he was.

Click here to donate to the Officer Collin Rose memorial Fund on Go Fund me.

In Honor Of Officer Collin Rose The Following Events Have Been Planned...

TUESDAY: A candlelight vigil starts at 6:15 p.m. at the flag pole at the Undergraduate Library on Wayne State University’s campus. A moment of silence will take place at 6:31 p.m., marking the time Collin Rose was killed.

WEDNESDAY: A public viewing will be held at Ford Field from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
THURSDAY:  The funeral will be held. Family hour is 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Funeral mass is at 11 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc, 22412 Overlake St. in St. Clair Shores. There will then be a law enforcement procession leading to Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township where Rose will be laid to rest. The cemetery is at 18201 Clinton River Road. Kaul Funeral Home in St. Clair Shores is handling the arrangements. 
FRIDAY: Memorial Mass at 11:00am, December 2nd at St. Ann’s Catholic Church 12648 E D Avenue, Augusta, MI 49012
Also, is reporting...

"A group of Richland friends is organizing an effort to turn the village blue, in a show of support for a young Wayne State University police officer killed in the line of duty.

They are collecting and distributing as many blue porch lights as they can muster in an attempt to line the main street of Richland, from the high school to 30th Street, with a glow of blue light in the officer's honor."

Rest In Peace Officer Rose. Your kindness, sense of duty, and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten...