Miami-Dade Police Canine Officer Rocco Dies

Officer Rocco was 9.

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    Miami-Dade Police
    Rocco with Officer Andy Giordani

    The Miami-Dade Police Department lost a four-legged friend on Thursday.

    Canine Officer Rocco died after 7 years on the force from prostate cancer, according to a post on the police department's Facebook page.

    Rottweiler Dies After Swarm of Bees Attack in West Park: Authorities

    [MI] Rottweiler Dies After Swarm of Bees Attack in West Park: Authorities
    A Rottweiler was killed after a bee attack in West Park Thursday, authorities said. Robert Denmark, 65, was washing his 6-year-old dog in his backyard at 4929 SW 22nd St. Then a swarm of bees attacked, Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue said. Cyntheria Denmark and neighbor Willie Rivera comment.

    Rocco, a 9-year-old Belgian Malinois, served with Officer Andy Giordani with whom he conducted 670 searches resulting in 72 subject apprehensions, according to the Facebook post. During one of his searches, a subject shot at Officer Giordani and struck Rocco and the back-up officer, but he returned to work after treatment and therapy.

    "He will be greatly missed by his extended police family," reads the Facebook post.

    Dogs!

    [MI] Dogs!
    These furry friends made their U.S. debut last week with their cool tricks and loveable antics. See what happened when they played on the Live Miami grounds.

    According to spokesperson Aida Fina-Milian, Giordani was not in any state to comment.

    "It's like losing a family member," she said.

    More Local Stories: