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Supporters Offer Thoughts, Prayers for Fallen Fenton Resident and West Bloomfield Officer

Patrick O'Rourke, a Fenton resident, was among a handful of officers who were shot at in an 'ambush' style attack Sunday night, police say.

Patrick O'Rourke, a 12-year veteran of the , was shot and killed by a man who barricaded himself in a home on the township's west side Sunday night, police confirmed.

O'Rourke, 39, who was married and a father of four that lived in the Fenton area, was among a handful of officers who responded to the 4000 block of Forest Edge for a at about 10 p.m., Lt. Tim Diamond said.

Many Fenton Patch readers also shared their thoughts and prayers on the Fenton Patch Facebook Page.

Lorri Johnson Melynchek posted, "My deepest condolences to the family and friends of this true hero."

Breanne Clark said, "Very sad news. Thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and fellow brothers in blue."

pamela luckart September 10, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Thoughts and prayers to all of men in blue.You are true hero's. We love you all. Sincerely, Pam Luckart
Lenny Haise September 11, 2012 at 03:30 AM
This is such a tragic story. Our prayers go to his family.

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