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Community Gathers At Candlelight Vigil For Slain Officer

09/12/2012 08:28 am ET

Religious leaders from diverse backgrounds around West Bloomfield offered prayer and thanks to a crowd of approximately 1,500 a candlelight vigil Tuesday night in honor of slain Officer Patrick O'Rourke.

The 39-year-old Fenton resident was a husband and father of four whose family were in attendance to hear from religious leaders of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths at the event organized by township officials and the West Bloomfield Clergy Association.

O'Rourke was killed Sunday night in the line of duty by a man barricaded in his home at the North Woods Forest subdivision near the intersection of Halsted and Pontiac Trail. The gunman, Ricky Nelson Coley, was found dead Monday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a lengthy standoff with police.

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