West Bloomfield store donating sales to fallen officer's family - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

West Bloomfield store donating sales to fallen officer's family

Posted: Updated:
Candice Pattah  (Credit: myFOXDetroit.com) Candice Pattah (Credit: myFOXDetroit.com)
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (myFOXDetroit.com) -

A West Bloomfield officer was killed in the line of duty last week. Two sisters with a connection to the tragedy have found a way to help.

"There (were) four cops surrounding my mom and the kids, and they all had riffle guns," said Candice Pattah. "Honestly, I don't think that they knew what this guy was capable of doing because he already killed a cop."

Pattah lives just a few houses down from where West Bloomfield Police Officer Patrick O'Rourke was shot and killed.

"They weren't telling me what was going on. They just told me that this is a very serious situation, so just try to understand that," Pattah explained.

Like so many, Pattah wanted to do something to help the O'Rourke family through their darkest hour.

"The officer was literally there to try to protect us and our families, and for that he did lose his life and we feel so sorry for him," Pattah said. "We figured since he's not here now, something that we could do for his family... is we can donate all our sales."

So Monday, every penny from everything sold at Royal Duchess in West Bloomfield will be donated to the O'Rourke family. Candice Pattah co-owns the store with her sister, Leslie. They say this tragedy hit so close to home they had to do something, and they've found their customers were anxious to help.

"I did hear about the shooting, and I live in West Bloomfield. I've been living here my whole life, and I wanted to come out and support a great cause," said shopper Kelsey Senawi.

"We have a really nice clientele, and they're all really excited to just come shopping because they know that the money is actually going to something other than a business. It's actually going to a family who needs it more than probably anyone right now," said Pattah.

"I know for a fact that it's hard to be a single mother raising four kids, and to lose someone who was so close to you, it's definitely very difficult," Senawi said.

Royal Duchess is also taking donations for the O'Rourke family all week.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • All you need to know: Arts, Beats and Eats 2014

    All you need to know: Arts, Beats and Eats 2014

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:44:11 GMT
    Celebrating its 17th year and returning to the bustling streets of Royal Oak from Aug. 29 - Sept. 1, Ford Arts, Beats Eats presented by FirstMerit Bank will entertain thousands of visitors from across the region with its outstanding music line-up, stellar arts programming, mouthwatering selection of food, and a number of new attractions this Labor Day weekend.
    Celebrating its 17th year and returning to the bustling streets of Royal Oak from Aug. 29 - Sept. 1, Ford Arts, Beats Eats presented by FirstMerit Bank will entertain thousands of visitors from across the region with its outstanding music line-up, stellar arts programming, mouthwatering selection of food, and a number of new attractions this Labor Day weekend.
  • All You Need to Know: Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair

    All You Need to Know: Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:56:12 GMT
    The Michigan State Fair is kicking off in Novi with carnival rides, circus shows and farm animals. Located off Grand River, the fair opens Friday Aug. 29 to Labor Day Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    The Michigan State Fair is kicking off in Novi with carnival rides, circus shows and farm animals. Located off Grand River, the fair opens Friday Aug. 29 to Labor Day Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Detroit police believe three shootings gang-related

    Detroit police believe three shootings gang-related

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:15:04 GMT
    In total there has been three shootings within 12 hours and two miles of each other - and police believe there is a connection.
    In total there has been three shootings within 12 hours and two miles of each other - and police believe there is a connection.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices