K9 Rocky

K9 Rocky

Riverhead Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, September 2, 2018


K9 Rocky was killed in a vehicle crash near the intersection of West Main Street and Raynor Avenue as his handler responded to a vehicle pursuit at approximately 2:30 a.m.

An officer working a DWI checkpoint was struck by a vehicle whose driver refused commands to stop and fled. Rocky's handler was responding to the resulting vehicle pursuit when his patrol car left the roadway and struck a utility pole. Rocky sustained fatal injuries when he was ejected from the patrol car.

The pursuit was terminated due to the suspect's dangerous driving behavior. The driver remains at large.

K9 Rocky had served with the Riverhead Police Department for seven years.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age Not available
  • Tour 7 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Weapon Automobile

emergency response, single vehicle crash

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Thank you for your service and your Ultimate Sacrifice in the line of Duty doing what you love to do.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

September 17, 2018

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