Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Announcement at West Bloomfield Police Department focuses on background checks and mental health.
Oakland County Commissioners Bill Dwyer (R-14th District) and Marcia Gershenson (D-13th District) met at the West Bloomfield Police Department Tuesday morning to announce the proposed formation of a study group that would study the gun registration process, especially as it relates to mental health. "There's no easy solution here, but we think that there are a number of loopholes which must be addressed," said Dwyer, himself a retired law enforcement official and former Farmington Hills Chief of Police. Recent mass shootings in New Mexico and Connecticut have deeply effected the Greater West Bloomfield community in the wake of the September shooting of WBPD Sgt. Patrick O'Rourke. Together with West Bloomfield Police Chief Michael Patton, …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Oakland County community continues benefit efforts in weeks since West Bloomfield Police Officer's death in line of duty.
Royal Oak Music Theatre will be rocking Oct. 2 with special purpose — to benefit the family of slain West Bloomfield Police Officer Patrick O'Rourke. O'Rourke, 39, was fatally shot Sept. 9 while responding with other officers to what police believed could have been a suicidal man. The incident sparked a barricaded gunman standoff that ended when police found the suspect, Ricky Coley, 50, dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. O'Rourke was the department's first officer killed in the line of duty. Birmingham-based classic rock radio station 94.7 WCSX-FM will broadcast live from the theatre next Tuesday as a host of Metro Detroit-area rock stars including Fifty Amp Fuse, Mitch Ryder and Stewart Francke perform, with proceeds to benefit a …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Here's how you can help benefit the health, education, and welfare of Patrick O'Rourke's family.
Like thousands throughout Metro Detroit last week, Suzy Modiano was stunned by news reports that Patrick O'Rourke, a West Bloomfield Police Officer, was killed in the line of duty. While watching television news all day from the Yoz Yogurt outlet on Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield which she owns with her husband, Sonny, less than three miles away from where the incident occurred, Suzy said that her first thoughts were with O'Rourke's family. The Modianos decided to hold a fundraiser to benefit O'Rourke's three elementary school-age daughters and infant son, and his widow, Amy. They'll be open special hours on Oct. 3, from 3 p.m.-9 p.m., and the entire day's sales from both Yoz Yogurt outlets in West Bloomfield will be donated to a …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Emergency Restoration employees will be collecting donations Thursday through Sunday at Troy Family Daze for the family of West Bloomfield Police Officer Patrick O'Rourke, who was killed Sunday night in the line of duty.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012
In the wake of West Bloomfield Police officer Patrick O'Rourke's tragic death, a memorial trust fund has been created for the decorated officer's family. And to help jump start the trust fund, Emergency Restoration owner John David said his company, which is sponsoring this year's Troy Family Daze fireworks display on Saturday, is going to be working all weekend to raise $10,000 for O'Rourke's family. "We have two booths at Troy Family Daze, and we're going to be sponsoring the West Bloomfield Police Officer," David said. "We need help. I need people to stop by our booth, and I’m having the company donate t-shirts with his name on the front and pictures on the back.” O'Rourke, 39, of Fenton, was killed Sunday night in the line of duty by a…