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."