Mourners pay tribute to West Bloomfield Township Police Officer Patrick O'Rourke at funeral

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) - Mourners gathered to pay their final respects to Officer Patrick O'Rourke during a funeral mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church at 600 N. Adelaide in Fenton.

The streets around the Church were lined with police and others paying respects.

Officer O'Rourke's wife Amy spoke during the service.

Governor Rick Snyder has ordered that flags fly at half staff across the state in honor of Officer O'Rourke on Friday.

Officer O'Rourke's wife spoke on her husband's death on Tuesday. She talked about the last time she saw him alive, their faith and forgiving the gunman, Ricky Coley.

Trust Fund To Help The Family

There's a special Trust fund set up for Officer O'Rourke's family.  If you would like to help, you can donate online with a credit/debit card at:   http://www.westbloomfieldhero.com .  You can also stop by any branch of Bank of America to donate to the "Officer Patrick O'Rourke Family Trust."  

The organizers say donations will benefit the health, education and welfare of Officer O'Rourke's family and help his dreams for them, live on.

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