Earlier today, the Alexandria Police Foundation announced the passing of one of the city’s retired police dogs.
According to the police foundation, a non-profit that helps care for retired police dogs among other services to Alexandria police, police K-9 Rocco worked with the Alexandria Police Department from 2011 to his retirement along with his handler Officer Wuckovich in 2018.
Rocco was injured in 2018 and was left unable to walk on his own, but through physical therapy was able to recover and regain his ability to run around.
According to the Alexandria Police Department’s Facebook page:
It is with a heavy heart we share the news of the recent passing of retired K9 Rocco. Rocco served the city with distinction from 2011 until he and his partner, Officer Wuckovich, retired in 2018. Rocco and Officer Wuckovich have earned Triple Crowns in K-9 competitions over the last three years of his service. In his retirement, K9 Rocco spent plenty of time playing with his family. Rest easy K9 Rocco, you will be missed. Thank you for your service.
Photo via Alexandria Police Foundation/Facebook
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