Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Rocco

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, January 30, 2014

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Reflections for K9 Rocco

My thoughts and prayers go out to K9 Rocco's handler and everyone at the Pittsburgh Police Department.

Officer Joe Hoyer
Green Bay Police Department

January 31, 2014

Prayers for Rocco's handler and department. What a faithful partner!

Chaplain Mark Campbell
Morristown TN Police Department

January 31, 2014

I was a Police Officer for 34 years before retiring but never had a K-9 partner but I did experience a partner committing suicide. I have always had a home dog so I can I can feel your loss of not only a partner but a family member at the same time. May God bless all who knew or worked with Rocco.

William Steenburgh

Retired Patrolman
Harmar Township Police

January 31, 2014

Thank you Officer Rocco for your service. May God bless the family and partner the hero leaves behind. Rest well Rocco.


January 31, 2014

Thank you for your service and sacrifice Rocco. Your bravery saved lives. Deepest sympathy and prayers to the entire Pittsburgh Police Department.

Sgt J Walter
Richmond PD Virginia

January 31, 2014

May Rocco rest in peace. He is to be remembered as a hero. Most of us aren't lucky enough to have that much devotion in our lives. Rocco, you will truly be missed.

Laura Antol

January 31, 2014

My prayers are going to heaven for Rocco's family, friends and co workers. I believe that God has a special duty for all our fallen K9's. They are standing at the gates of heaven and it is their duty to welcome all passing Heros.

Linda Cleveland

January 31, 2014

It was once said that God created dogs to show people how to love. This still rings true in my heart. May Rocco walk among the Angels and God give the strength to deal with his loss.

Carr, Jason S
Patrol Agent USBP

January 31, 2014

Unconditional love, unconditional dedication, unconditional service - my heart is heavy as well as I think of K9 Officer Rocco. I hold you all at the Pittsburgh Police Department in my thoughts and prayers, especially Rocco's handler and best friend. May peace be with you.

Larissa Toth, resident of Morgantown,WV
Rescue dog owner

January 31, 2014

I am so sorry for our fallen hero..and your loss... may the spirit console you..But I must. say even if we forgive he must face the consequences of his actions, charge him with capital murder: he did not kill an animal he killed an officer of the law, he deliberately delivered a fatal stabbing. He shank officer Rocco with no remorse only wanted to save his sorry sexual predator self -So he could molest other innocent people. God will avenge His creature's injustice for He is also His creator.

Some Other Place

January 31, 2014

I am not a police officer but I have a German Shepard of my own. My very deepest sympathy goes out to Rocco's Officer and their family. My shepard is my life and I am also grieving for his loss. My prayers are with you. God Bless Rocco

Karen Smith
Para Educator, Clarion Pa

January 31, 2014

May God bless this K-9 Hero and wrap his arms around the family and co-workers. K-9 Rocco, you did your job well and served your department and partner with honor and valor, now run in the fields of Heaven at the Rainbow Bridge. You'll never be forgotten and always remembered as a Hero who laid down his life for his fellow officers.

Kim Weigand
Mom of Sgt. Michael C. Weigand E.O.W. 9/14/2008

January 31, 2014

Thank you for your service Rocco. You did your job so well and I know you will always be remembered. Keep watch over everyone. Prayers for comfort for Rocco's family, friends and co-workers

TCO II, Baltimore, MD
Md Trans Auth Pd

January 31, 2014

Rocco Thank you for your service. You made a ultimate sacrifice and gave your life to protect your handler. May you Rest In Peace

Steven Plank

January 31, 2014

R.I.P. Rocco. Thank you for your dedication and service and may you find peace over the Rainbow Bridge.


January 31, 2014

Truly A Senceless Death Of A K9 Officer.Thank You For Your Dedication And Service Rocco.

Schoharie County Sheriffs Tactical/Rescue Force.

January 31, 2014

God bless Rocco's family and thank you for your service.

MUnicipal police PA

January 31, 2014

God Speed across the Rainbow Bridge K-9 Rocco. I know you will be in great company. My prayers for the Handler and your family always. Truly Rocco gave his life to protect another that he loved so dearly. That is Saintly.

K-9 Trooper
Tennessee Highway Patrol

January 31, 2014



January 31, 2014

Thank you for your dedicated service Rocco....R.I.P.

Julie W.

January 31, 2014

Thank you Rocco for your service !! Prayers for peace and comfort for your handler and dept. Hope swift stiff justice comes to the person responsible for your untimely death!

Inga Strougher NREMT_P / Firefighter
Frecnh Settlement Fire Dept

January 31, 2014


Life here in Pittsburgh, won’t ever be the same,
our furry protective friend, Officer rocco has gone away!

To the Pittsburgh police, he was an officer & a friend
He protected his handler and fellow officers til the end

taken from us, by a mean and nasty man
you may have been a K9 but like a human - you took a stand!

You didn’t wear a mask, a costume or cape
but you did your all, and all you gave!

Just like a human officer, you get full honors,
with flags at half-mast.
You’ll never be forgotten, and you won’t be the past.

You did your job and put a criminal behind bars,
Thank dear Rocco, wherever you are!

My sympathy goes out, to the Pittsburgh Police
but smile for your beloved doggie, for he is now free

Free to roam the heavens, and finally play
Free to be at peace, and let’s all pray.

Pray that justice for Rocco will be served
Pray for Officer Lerza & his family, give them time they deserve!

Rocco’s in doggie heaven and his health and smile is restored
and free to lie happily at the feet of our lord.

To our dear Friend Rocco

Sleep now doggie,
Always remember your fellow K9’s in blue
The city and its people,
and Pittsburgh Police officers will always miss you

Dedicated to Fallen Pittsburgh Police K9 officer “Rocco”
End of Watch: January 30, 2014

Roger Michael Paulish Jr.
A Pittsburgh citizen

January 31, 2014

RIP Rocco - God will hand you your ANGEL wings ~ sorry for your loss Pittsburgh PD and the K-9 Handler - Job well done Rocco - Job well done !

Sgt Lisa Satcher
Gainesville Police Dept Florida

January 31, 2014

My condolences to the Pittsburgh Police Department on the loss of this hero. May his strength give Rocco's partner, family and friends strength and peace during this difficult time.

Jill Chambers

January 31, 2014

May God bless and comfort the 2 wounded officers while they heal and know that hero Rocco was doing what he knew, lived for and loved. He gave his life that others might live and that is unconditional love and sacrifice.

Darlene Newton
friend of Story County Sheriff's Office

January 31, 2014

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