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Murrieta Police Department’s K9 Rocky Passes Away

MPD K9 Rocky

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We regret to report retired Police K9 Rocky has passed away. Rocky was an 11 year old Belgian Malinois. Murrieta Police reports he was born and trained in the Netherlands. He started with MPD in 2013, and worked his last patrol shift in 2018.

Rocky had a very successful career. It’s reported that he had a great nose for drugs and utilized his sense to seize countless narcotics. He was certified in both patrol and narcotics detection. He was also a great asset to the SWAT Team.

Rocky was also competitive, he competed in numerous K9 trials and also won numerous awards. He took 1st place in 2016 at the Camp Pendleton Iron Dog Competition.

Thank you for your service Rocky, and thank you Murrieta Police for always being such a progressive agency.