K9 Rocky

K9 Rocky

New Canaan Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Sunday, April 7, 2013

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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.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 3
  • Tour 6 months

Incident Details

  • Cause Asphyxiation

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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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