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.READ MORE: More Than 40 New Coronavirus Outbreaks Reported In Michigan Schools
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.READ MORE: Bedrock Commits To Reduce Carbon Emissions By 2030 In Partnership With DTE
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.MORE NEWS: AG Nessel: No Charges Filed In Unlock Michigan Investigation
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