Collin Rose, 29 year old Wayne State University police officer and K9 Handler, was killed in the line of duty on November 23, 2016. Rose loved and respected the people in his community and the law he swore to uphold. He was an active member of the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers and of the Metro-Detroit Shutzhund Club.
On May 11, 2017, the Green Lantern Pizza of Clinton Township was kind enough to hold a fundraiser to assist with the K9’s for #128. A portion of the proceeds were donated to the fund. Lots of supporters came out to have a great meal and support a great cause to put crime fighting K9’s on the street in Collin’s honor! The fundraiser was a success, thank you for all those who showed support.
In conjunction to honor Officer Rose, Metro-Detroit Shutzhund Club head trainer, John Bochenek, and Police K9 Handler/Master Trainer, Bob Loken, have offered their time, skills and energy to train two police K9s to perform both general Police K9 duties in the name of Officer Rose– with one specifically in explosives and the other for narcotics.
We also asked monetary donations to fund this project. Funding this project went towards acquiring, maintaining, and training two Police K9s to perform Police K9 duties to keep our community safe and perform specific services which comes with a variety of expenses. In addition to the cost of training which takes between six to 12 months, these care-givers needed our help to provide food, medical care, and necessary supplies associated with day-to-day care of the dogs.Upon completion of their training, the dogs were donated to worthy Police K9 Handlers, in the name and honor of Officer Collin Rose, a fallen brother, son, and friend.
The GoFundMe page that was established raised over $1,800 for the K-9 project. Thank you for helping us honor Rose.
– In Honor of Badge #128.