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Hero Down: Boston Police K9 Rocky Dies After Brief Illness

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.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Boston Police Department in the loss of K9 Rocky.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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