Passing of Retired K-9 Rocco

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of retired K-9 Rocco.  Rocco joined us in 2013 and was assigned to his handler, then-Officer Scarlato.  He served in many searches (and finds) for people and evidence and stood ready to protect the officers he assisted.  In fall of 2020, Rocco was retired due to the usual health issues that plague working dogs and lived out his remaining years with his partner and the rest of the Scarlato family.  Rocco had a sudden onset of extreme difficulty breathing and, when examined, it was found that he had very advanced cancer, forcing the hard decision to let him go.  Please keep the Scarlato family in your thoughts, as Rocco had been living his best life as a family pet since his retirement, and was a big part of their pack.  He was a very good boy...