Wakefield MSP Trooper receives meritorious service award

Michigan State Police (MSP) Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue presented Tpr. Jeffrey Rose of the Wakefield Post with the MSP Meritorious Service Award for his professionalism and diligence and for going beyond what is typically expected of most law enforcement officers.

Rose was recognized for his investigative work in the case of a murder and fire that was initially ruled a suicide. After Rose received a tip that the fire was set to cover up a homicide, the MSP reopened the case and as a result of Rose’s diligent investigation, a suspect was convicted of Felony Murder, Arson of a Dwelling and First Degree Home Invasion.

In presenting Rose with the Meritorious Service Award, the MSP Board of Awards realizes that if it were not for his tenacious investigative efforts, a dangerous criminal would not have been brought to justice.

Rose enlisted with the department in 1988, graduating as a member of the 104th Trooper Recruit School. He has served at the Flat Rock, Wakefield and Gladwin posts.