Boston, MA – Boston Police Department (BPD) K9 Rocky died on July 15 following a brief illness, according to his department.
The BPD announced the seven-year-old dual-purpose explosive detection and patrol K9’s death in a Facebook post the same day.
“The Boston Police Department regrets to announce the passing of active duty K-9 Rocky following a brief illness,” the post read.
K9 Rocky served BPD for six years.
He helped to apprehend suspects in numerous high-profile cases during his career, including the 2016 apprehension of a murder suspect in Taunton, The Republican reported.
In 2018, he assisted in the arrest of a suspect who disrobed in the bedroom of a woman he didn’t know after breaking into her home.
K9 Rocky also located a loaded handgun and other evidence that helped to tie a suspect to a 2017 armed robbery, The Republican reported.
“His handler and partner noted that Rocky was a great dog who enjoyed working and will be dearly missed,” a BPD statement said. “Our thoughts go out to this officer during this difficult time.”
K9 Rocky of the Boston PD recently passed away after a brief illness. Rocky worked as a dual purpose officer for 6 years with the Boston PD. He will be greatly missed by his handler and all who knew him.
RIP Rocky & thank you for your dedicated service! pic.twitter.com/1lETXyAcPN
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Boston Police Department in the loss of K9 Rocky.