Rick Snyder

Slain Detroit officer remembered for love of dogs, smile

A Michigan officer who was shot and killed on duty was remembered at his funeral Thursday, attended by hundreds of police from across the state and the nation, as a man who loved dogs and who loved to smile.

Wayne State University Officer Collin Rose, 29, was shot in the head Nov. 22 as he tried to make an arrest in a neighborhood near the Detroit campus.

"He made people smile. He went out of his way to make people's lives a bit better," the Rev. Msgr. G. Michael Bugarin told a packed congregation inside St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in suburban St. Clair Shores.

Rose's dogs, Wolverine and Clyde, were inside his police vehicle when he was shot. On...