Riverhead police dog Rocky was killed in action Sept. 2 after the vehicle K-9 officer John Morris was operating crashed during a police pursuit. The dog was 8 years old.
Following his death, more than 40 K-9 officers and their dogs attended the funeral procession Sept. 10 at Veterans Memorial Park in Calverton to honor the German shepherd killed in the line of duty.READ
More than 40 K-9 officers and their dogs stood at attention as the funeral procession for Rocky passed through Veterans Memorial Park Monday morning to honor the German shepherd killed in the line of duty last week. READ
The condolences began to pour in almost immediately after news broke that Rocky, an 8-year-old German shepherd with the Riverhead Police Department, was killed early Sunday morning in the line of duty. READ
A driver who sped through a DWI checkpoint struck a Riverhead Town police officer and then led police on a chase, resulting in a K-9 unit crashing and the dog in the vehicle being killed, according to a press release. READ