Bill Thorpe Proposal to Name New Middle School After C.T. Vivian By Rich Egger • Aug 3, 2020 A couple elected leaders in Macomb say the community's new middle school should be named after the Reverend C-T Vivian. Remembering Macomb's First African American Police Officer By Rich Egger • Oct 25, 2019 Courtesy of Macomb Police Department Former Macomb Police Sgt. Bill Thorpe died at his home in Macomb on Monday, October 21. He was 86.