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University awards degree to campus officer killed on duty

Posted at 4:21 PM, Dec 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-10 16:21:03-05

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit university has awarded an advanced degree to a campus police officer, who was one credit short of graduating when he was fatally shot a few weeks ago.

Collin Rose’s fiancee walked on stage Saturday to accept the posthumous degree from Wayne State President Roy Wilson. It’s a Master of Arts degree in dispute resolution.

Wilson hugged and held Nikki Salgot during the presentation. Associate professor Loraleigh Keashly tells the Detroit Free Press that Rose was interested in “doing policing in a more humane way.”

Rose, who lived in St. Clair Shores, was shot on Nov. 22 while on patrol. He died the next day. Authorities dropped charges against a man Wednesday and are looking for another suspect. A $30,000 reward is being offered.