Wayne State community grieves the loss of Officer Collin Rose

Nov. 26, 2016 - Information on services for Wayne State Police Officer Collin Rose

Nov. 25, 2016 - 1:30 p.m. EST - Donations being accepted in memory of fallen WSUPD Officer Collin Rose

Collin Rose

Dear campus community,

I am saddened to report that a short time ago, Wayne State University officer Collin Rose died from the gunshot wound he suffered while working in the line of duty yesterday evening.

This is a tragedy felt by all of us -- Collin and his family and friends, his fiancée, and our campus and community.

Please keep Collin and his fiancée and family in your thoughts and prayers. Collin served Wayne State with distinction, and we owe those he left behind our deepest sympathies and our strong support.

Please keep all our police officers in your thoughts as well. Collin is the first and only Wayne State officer ever to fall in the line of duty. Our officers mourn with us, but these dedicated, professional men and women continue to serve us courageously, every day. We can honor Collin’s memory best with our ongoing gratitude and support for all of our officers.


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M. Roy Wilson

Nov. 23, 2016 - 6:00 p.m. EST

Nov. 23, 2016 - 8:30 a.m. EST - News conference scheduled to provide update on the shooting of Wayne State University officer

Nov. 23, 2016 - 8:26 a.m. EST - Message from the President - An important message concerning Officer Collin Rose

Nov. 22, 2016 - 11:24 p.m. EST - The officer involved in the off-campus shooting is 29-year-old Collin Rose. Please keep Officer Rose in your thoughts tonight.

Nov. 22, 2016 - 10:08 p.m. EST - Person of interest is in custody.

Nov. 22, 2016 - 9:44 p.m. EST - Police are looking a person of interest. If you have any information please call 313-577-2222.

Nov. 22, 2016 - 8:40 p.m. EST - Suspect description: Police are searching for a black man in his 40s with a full beard. He was wearing a white T-shirt with white and black lettering, a skull cap and a brown jacket.
Incident occurred off campus, but as a precaution WSUPD are heavily patrolling campus, and Detroit Police and Michigan State Police are patrolling surrounding area. Please be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to 313-577-2222.

Nov. 22, 2016 - 7:30 p.m. EST - WSU Police officer shot while on duty off campus. Injured, in Receiving Hospital. Be aware of your surroundings.

Important university contacts

  • 313-577-2222 - University Police
  • 313-577-2424 - General Information
  • 313-577-2116 - Housing
  • 313-577-2273 - Parking
  • 313-577-8852 - Libraries
  • 313-577-4357 - C&IT Help Desk