After the first Rose was unmasked, Sergeant Blume, a policeman who knew of Richard Fisk and Alfredo Morelli's plan to bring down the Kingpin, took the name of the Rose for himself. He did this to help Alfredo and Richard with their mission to bring down Richard's father, because Kingpin had killed his brother for not taking a bribe. Over time, Blume started to act more and more like a criminal. He even puts another hit on Spider-Man. Alfredo, using the name of the Rose, also put a hit on Peter Parker for photographing one of his criminal meetings. Blume didn't like Alfredo dealing behind his back using the Rose's alias. Both men grew suspicious of each other to the point that a confrontation became inevitable. When Kingpin disappeared again, Alfredo took over his business. Blume as the Rose ordered a meeting with the new Kingpin, Alfredo. At the meeting, Sergeant Blume was shot and killed by Alfredo.