As colleagues and friends mourned the passing of Cpl. Scott Del Rosa last summer, one theme arose again and again: In a campus-safety career spanning nearly three decades, Del Rosa was renowned for his ability to calm others—no matter how tense a situation became.

“He would listen, hear them all the way out and always give positive feedback,” said Sgt. Daniel Colegrove, who worked the evening shift with Del Rosa for years and often saw this skill in action. “He could talk a person down, no matter how mad they were. I’ve never seen that quality in anybody but him.”

In light of this quality and his many years of exemplary service, it seemed that one of the most fitting ways to honor him would be to rename the campus police station’s training room the “Scott Del Rosa Training Center.”

And to further the cause of better preparing officers for all aspects of their work—including de-escalating potentially troubling circumstances—a donor has agreed to match gifts of up to $5,000 for an endowment aimed at supporting training in key areas of need. The goal is to raise $25,000 for the endowment, whose funds also could be used to extend training opportunities to officers from surrounding communities.

Faculty and staff members can make donations through payroll deduction at case.edu/hcm.

In addition, donations from faculty, staff or any interested individual can be mailed to:

Scott Del Rosa Memorial Fund
Case Western Reserve University
Adelbert Hall 409
10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106-7091.

For more information or questions, contact Gary Pillar, senior director of development, at 216.368.3992 or gary.pillar@case.edu.