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Powell and former co-work-
ers, established the Officer Col-
lin Rose Memorial Foundation
in July 2017. The 501©3 non-
profit organization holds fundrais-
ing events, in honor of Rose, to
provide assistance to: WSU Police K9
and honor guard teams, and participants
in the Police Unity Tour. The foundation also
supports a scholarship at Gull Lake High School
where Collin went to school and multiple canine organizations. They also provide emotional and financial support to fellow Line of Duty
Death survivors. Officer Rose regu- larly attended funerals and memori- als for fallen public safety personnel. “The park is a block away from
where Collin was shot,” Powell said. “It’s where he busted drug dealers. He
did his best to clean up that neighbor- hood. It’s been better since the renovation of the park and this dog park is going to help.”
For more about the unveiling or upcoming Offi- cer Collin Rose Memorial Foundation fundraising events, visit or visit Officer Collin Rose
Memorial Foundation on Facebook. d
   Winter LEEP AWARD Police Academy grads hired in February
 John D’Amico and Jennifer Ratliff were honored with $2,000 LEEP Awards this winter for their stellar performance in area police academies. Both were hired in February by area police departments.
D’Amico, 25, graduated Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy (LERTA) Dec. 21. He was sworn in as a full-time Officer with the City of Brighton Police Department on Feb. 1. Not only does D’Amico have a short commute to work since he lives minutes away in Brighton Township, Brighton Patrol and Brighton Command are also POLC-rep- resented units.
Ratliff, 26, the first LEEP Award recipient at Wayne County Regional Police Academy, graduated Nov. 9. She was sworn in Feb. 20 as a full-time Officer with Woodhaven Po- lice Department.
“I’m really excited to finally get on the road and learn as much as I can,” Ratliff said. d
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