Sheriff's officers in the Detroit area are planning a tribute Friday for a 39-year-old police officer who was fatally shot in a Detroit suburb.
The Wayne County sheriff's department says its deputies and other personnel plan to stop their vehicles at 10:30 a.m. on Friday and simultaneously enable their lights and sirens for 15 seconds in memory of West Bloomfield Township police Officer Pat O'Rourke. His funeral Mass begins at that time in Fenton.
O'Rourke was shot Sunday night as he and other officers investigated a report of shots fired at his home in the affluent Oakland County community, northwest of Detroit.
The shooting prompted a 20-hour standoff that ended after the suspect fatally shot himself.
Fund established for O'Rourke family
Anyone interested in donating to the family can do so at any Bank of America to the "Officer Patrick O’Rourke Family Trust." Or, the community can make donations at www.westbloomfieldhero.com.