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Funeral held Friday for police officer Patrick O'Rourke

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FENTON (WJRT) -

(09/14/12) - West Bloomfield Township Police Officer Patrick O'Rourke was killed Sunday responding to a domestic disturbance call.

Hundreds and hundreds of fellow officers, community members, friends and family attended his funeral Friday at Fenton's St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

39-year-old O'Rourke lived in Tyrone Township.

"No one has greater love than this. To lay down in one's life for one's friends," says Rev. David Harvey.

"Indeed the very best way to love is to put your life on the line. Patrick did this as every officer does this everyday," Harvey says.

He is survived by his wife Amy and their four children.

She thanked the large crowd and urged them to keep his memory alive.

"Just help my kids to know what you know about my husband."

A fund has been established for O'Rourke's children.

You can donate at any Bank of America branch.

Find more information HERE.

"He had a good nature with people. He treated everyone with respect even those that did not deserve it," says West Bloomfield Township Police Chief Michael Patton.

"Pat was always one of the guys you wanted to be with," says Patton.

The suspected gunman, in O'Rourke's death, killed himself.  Police had his home surrounded for nearly 20 hours.

 

 

 

 

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