Help Support the Family of Officer Patrick O'Rourke


Please take six minutes and watch this video of Amy O’Rourke, a Catholic wife and mom — the widow of Police Officer Patrick O’Rourke who was killed on Sunday by a gunshot wound. In this heart-wrenching video, Amy speaks of her love for Patrick and how her faith is helping her to face the unthinkable loss of a beloved spouse. Amy’s testimonial here is a master class in letting one’s faith truly shine. She shares the family’s experience of attending Mass together on Sunday and how Patrick so greatly loved the Lord. Please watch this and share it with your friends.

I ask you to please also visit the Facebook Page setup to honor Officer Patrick O’Rourke. Finally, if you would like to help this family, a trust fund has been established for the couple’s children under “The Patrick O’Rourke Family Trust” and contributions can be made at any Bank of America branch or checks  payable to “The Patrick O’Rourke Family Trust” can be mailed to:

4530 Walnut Lake Road
P.O. Box 250188
West Bloomfield, MI 48325-0188

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About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


  1. I live just minutes from West Bloomfield and am so heartbroken over this terrible tragedy. I pray that your Catholic Mom readers and advocates will help in this time that contains pain beyond measure.

  2. Jessica Escobedo-Emmons on

    Thank you Lisa for posting this on this wonderful site. When I watched the interview, I knew I had to share it with you. Amy has inspired me to be a better Catholic, mom, wife, and daughter. Apparently, Amy’s interview has touched many people as it has been requested multiple times. She is an inspiration. Thank you again for sharing it.

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