K9 R.O.C.C.O.

K9 R.O.C.C.O.

Roselle Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, June 16, 1995

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K9 R.O.C.C.O. was intentionally struck and killed by a vehicle driven by a fleeing suspect in the 700 block of Prescott Drive at approximately 9:30 pm.

His handler was responding to reports of a subject breaking into vehicles. As he approached the scene he encountered the suspect and vehicle's owner in a struggle. The suspect was able to break free and enter his own vehicle. He intentionally struck K9 R.O.C.C.O. and almost struck the handler as he fled the scene.

R.O.C.C.O. was transported to a local animal hospital where he died of his injuries.

The suspect was located a short time later and taken into custody. He was convicted of killing a police dog in the line of duty, DUI, and additional charges.

R.O.C.C.O. had served with the Roselle Police Department for six years.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 8
  • Tour 6 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Arrested

larceny, hit and run, drunk driver

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