Funeral Arrangements Set For Slain Officer

FENTON (WWJ/AP) – Funeral arrangements are set for a 39-year-old police officer and married father of four who was fatally shot in West Bloomfield Township.

Elton Black & Son Funeral Home says a funeral mass for Officer Pat O’Rourke is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at St John the Evangelist Parish in Fenton, followed by a cemetery service.

Visitation is 2 until 8 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home in Oakland County’s Highland Township.

Community leaders, clergy, police officers, firefighters, township personnel and concerned residents will also gather in front of the West Bloomfield Township Police Department at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday for a candlelight vigil in memory of O’Rourke.

Authorities say Ricky Coley, a former auto executive who was facing business and family troubles, fired on police responding to a call at his home on Sunday night, killing O’Rourke and sparking a 20-hour siege that ended with his death amid a weapons-strewn bedroom.

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