The Edmonds Police Department announced that retired police dog Rocky died Tuesday morning, with his longtime handler Corporal Shane Hawley at his side.
“Hawley and Rocky were an extremely effective and successful team from January 2004 through January 2011, resulting in the capture of 102 criminal suspects,” the Edmonds PD announcement said. “Their working career together culminated with Corporal Hawley being awarded the Meritorious Service Citation and Rocky being awarded the Distinguished Service Citation for Valor in 2011.”
Rocky had several medical/injury episodes during his working life, “but he always powered through and came back even stronger,” the announcement noted.
After his retirement in 2011, Rocky remained part of the Hawley household. You can read our 2011 story on Rocky here.