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K9 Rocky | New Canaan Police Department, Connecticut New Canaan Police Department, Connecticut

K9 Rocky

New Canaan Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch: Sunday, April 7, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Breed: German Shepherd

Age: 3

Gender: M

Tour: 6 months

Cause: Asphyxiation

Incident Date: 4/7/2013

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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K9 Rocky died after choking on a ball during a training exercised with his handler.

During the exercised he was given his usual ball as a reward and it became lodged in his throat. His handler attempted to remove the blockage but was unable to open an air passage.

K9 Rocky had served with the New Canaan Police Department for only six months.

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It will be my privilege to ride in memory of Rocky on the Law Enforcement United Ruff Ride honoring fallen Law Enforcement K-9s.

Rest easy Rocky. Good boy!!

Det. Ben Lavine
May 6, 2014


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