WHAT WE haVE ACHIEVED since july 2017
We have provided emotional and financial support to fellow Line of Duty Death Survivors. This is a listed of the supported survivors.
Established the Collin Rose Memorial Golf Outing in July 2017
Established the Officer Collin Rose 2K9 Memorial Run and 5K in August 2018
Established the Memorial Marker Campaign in March 2018
Established the Collin Rose Memorial K-9 Safety Award in June 2018
Established the Officer Collin Rose Memorial Foundation Scholarship in June 2018
Produced trading cards for Wayne State University Police K9 Havoc in September 2017. His handler Officer Thomas Box was able to hand out the cards while on patrol and working special events.
Produced trading cards for Wayne State University Police K9 Wolverine in September 2017. His handler Officer Greg Roberts was able hand out the cards while on patrol and working special events.
Produced trading cards for Wayne State University Police K9 Drago in September 2017. His handler Officer Andrew Grimm was able to hand out the cards while on patrol and working special events until his partner's death in December 2017.
Donated $1128.00 to the Police Unity Tour in support of Nikki Salgot's 2018 ride.
Donated $1128.00 to Detroit Dog Rescue in support of the Collin Rose Enrichment Center.
Donated $500.00 to Woodbridge Neighborhood Development Corporation in support of a memorial medallion for the late Officer Collin Rose at Rose Dog Park.
Donated $128.00 to Concerns of Police Survivors in support of their 2017 Christmas fundraising campaign.
Donated $1050.00 to Project Paws Alive to support the purchase of K-9 First Aid Field Trauma Kits for Allegan County Sheriff's K9 Teams. The recipients are Dep. Ben Haas and K9 Medo, Dep. Mike Martin and K9 Lajke, Dep. Blair Kacos and K9 Edo and Dep. Ryan Rewa and K9 Luca.
Donated $1128.00 to Police Unity Tour Chapter 10 in support of the four Wayne State University Police Officers participating in the 2018 ride.
Donated $3000.00 to SPCA of Southwest Michigan to support the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of abandoned pets in the Kalamazoo County. Collin's parents live there and asked for support of this organization which does not euthanize animals to manage over-population.
Facilitated community search efforts and local media coverage after Marsha went missing following a veterinary visit in Rochester Hills on January 16, 2018. Marsha, a five year old Belgian mix breed dog, was adopted by the late Collin Rose and Nikki Salgot in early 2015. Posts by our organization about the search were viewed by more than 100,000 Facebook users and TV stations WXYZ, WDIV and the Detroit Free Press published stories. Marsha was missing along the busy Auburn Road corridor until she was finally captured early January 21 and returned to her family. She was captured with the assistance of dog rescue specialist Lori Briggs, a retired Detroit Police Officer.
Helped publicize the line of duty death of Detroit Police Officer Donald Kimbrough after he was left disabled by gunfire 45 years earlier. We are proud to ensure he was not forgotten and received a proper funeral.
Donated $1200.00 to Gull Lake Community Schools Foundation in support of the First Responders: Sergeant Collin J. Rose Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to Gull Lake High School senior who is planning to pursue a career as a first responder. Our fallen hero was a 2006 graduate of the school.
Produced memorial challenge coins recognizing the service of Wayne State University Police K9 Drago. He was euthanized after more than six years of service. Drago had fallen ill and was struggling with arthritis in his back. His handler Andrew Grimm was at his side at the end.
Presented Wayne State University Police Officer Andrew Grimm with a commemorative plaque in appreciation of his 12 years as a canine handler. Grimm handled K9 Diablo from 2005-2006, K9 Goran from 2006-2011 and K9 Drago from 2011-2017. He also assisted with the training of K9s Clyde, Ores, Wolverine and Havoc.
Donated $500.00 to the nonprofit organization HONORBANDS in support of their mission create personalized mourning bands bearing the badge or ID number of fallen officers.
Assist the Officer Down Memorial Page with historical research for the inclusion of missing incident data on fallen officers memorial pages.
Donated $325.00 to K9 Defender Fund in support of a Buddy Bag and a Naloxone Kit for Osage County Sheriff's Office K9 Narc. K9 Narc, is a 4 year old Belgian Malinois who is certified in narcotics as well and also tracking, article search and handler protection. His partner is Deputy Grant West.
Supported the Wayne State University Police Department's Honor Guard with the purchase of training shirts and the shoulder patches for their dress uniforms.
Donated $250.00 to K9 Defender Fund in support of a Buddy Bag for Oakland County Sheriff's K9 ECo. He was named using a combination of initials representing Deputy Eric Overall and Officer Collin Rose. ECo is a 12 month old Dutch Shepherd. His partner is Deputy Mike Richardson.
Supported the Victoria Guzowski, the daughter of the late Wayne State University Police Officer Randy Guzowski, on her graduation day. We presented her with a framed shadow box of items worn by her father during his 15 years of employment. He died in service in December 2001 following complications of liver and kidney failure. Guzowski contracted Hepatitis C during his employment at the Michigan Department of Corrections in Jackson.
Supported the Andrew Elliott Rusticus Foundation as a sponsor of their 2018 K9K Race in Grand Rapids. The non-profit event supports the Grand Rapids Police Department Canine Unit Foundation, the Michigan Thin Blue Line, a scholarship honoring Andrew Elliott Rusticus at Trinity Christian College and Vested Interest in K9s.
Donated $128.00 in support of Lansing Police K-9 Handler Beth Frazier and her Back the Badge fundraising campaign. She is running the Lighthouse 100 mile Ultra Marathon on June 2, 2018 as a means to raise the funds. The race goes from the Lighthouse in Traverse City, Michigan to the Lighthouse in Petoskey, Michigan.
Donated an additional $2,800.00 in support of the Collin J. Rose Memorial Medallion at Rose Dog Park.
Produced updated trading cards for Wayne State University Police K9 Havoc in July 2018. His handler Officer Thomas Box is able to hand out the cards while on patrol and working special events.
Produced updated trading cards for Wayne State University Police K9 Wolverine in July 2018. His handler Officer Greg Roberts is able to hand out the cards while on patrol and working special events.
Produced trading cards for Wayne State University Police K9 Bruno in July 2018. His handler Officer Greg Roberts is able to hand out the cards while on patrol and working special events.
Produced trading cards for Wayne State University Police Mounted Officer Brandon Murphy and police horse Andre in July 2018. Officer Murphy is able to hand out the cards while on patrol and working special events.
Officer Collin Rose Memorial Foundation
18640 Mack Avenue #361307
Grosse Pointe MI 48236