|Birth: ||Dec. 11, 1972|
|Death: ||Sep. 9, 2012|
Officer Patrick John O'Rourke
December 11, 1972 - September 9, 2012
Officer Patrick John O'Rourke, age 39 of Fenton, passed away in the line of Duty on September 9, 2012. He is survived by his beloved wife Amy; his loving children, Eileen, Mary, Andrea and Stephen, his parents Daniel and Arlene O'Rourke, his brothers; Richard (Susie) O'Rourke, Daniel (Laura) O'Rourke, Scott (Anna) O'Rourke; his mother and father-in-law Stephen and Linda Corry, Grandfather, Arthur Corry, his brother and sister in laws; Charles (Christina) Corry, Ian (Alisha) Corry, Kyle (Ashley) Corry, Halle Corry and Jonathan (Kristie) Corry. The funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2012 at St. John's Catholic Church, 600 N. Adelaide, Fenton, Michigan 48430. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday and 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black and Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Rd., Highland, Michigan. A rosary service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Officer O'Rourke will lie in state at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Rite of commital will be in St. John's Cemetery, Fenton, Michigan. Please visit www.eltonblackandsonhighland.com
UPDATED: Fenton Mourns West Bloomfield Police Officer Killed in Duty
Funeral services for Officer Patrick O'Rourke, 39, of Fenton, will take place at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Friday morning.
Patrick O'Rourke may have been known as a respected police officer in West Bloomfield, but the people in his hometown of Fenton also remember him as faithful churchgoer and good citizen.
David Harvey, a priest a St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Fenton, remembers the slain police officer as a family man.
Harvey performed the wedding ceremony for O'Rourke and his wife, Amy. He also performed Baptismal Masses for their four children, three girls and a boy. The youngest, the O'Rourkes' son, had his Baptismal Mass in January. The second-oldest daughter received her First Communion on the same date.
"I was very involved in their marriage," Harvey said. "He was a very, very faithful parishioner here."
O'Rourke was a 12-year veteran of the West Bloomfield Police Department. He was shot and killed on Sunday night, in the line of duty.
Fenton City Councilman Ben Smith said O'Rourke's ties to Fenton show how small the community is.
"We're all connected," he said.
Fenton Councilwoman Pat Lockwood said O'Rourke's death is a tragedy for the entire community.
"Our hearts and prayers go out to the family," she said.
The funeral mass for O'Rourke will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John's Catholic Church.
Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday and 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Highland (Township) Chapel of the Elton Black and Son Funeral Home at 3295 E. Highland Rd.
A rosary service will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
O'Rourke will lie in state at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Rite of committal will be in St. John's Cemetery, Fenton.
Slain West Bloomfield police officer identified
Updated On: Sep 10 2012 09:18:40 AM EDT
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. -
The 12-year veteran of the West Bloomfield Police Department who was killed in a shootout with a barricaded gunman Sunday night has been identified as 39-year-old Patrick O'Rourke. He was married and a father of four.
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