Vigil planned for slain suburban Detroit officer

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A vigil is planned for a police officer who was fatally shot in a Detroit suburb.

The vigil for 39-year-old Officer Pat O'Rourke is scheduled for Tuesday night outside the police department in Oakland County's West Bloomfield Township.

Authorities say a former auto executive facing business and family troubles fired on police responding to a call at his home on Sunday night in the wealthy Detroit suburb, killing O'Rourke and sparking a 20-hour siege that ended with the suspect dead amid a weapons-strewn bedroom.

O'Rourke was a West Bloomfield officer for 12 years. He was married and had four children.


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