The Genesee County Sheriff's Department unfortunately lost a member of their team this week. Rocky a K-9 officer died after a training exercise.

According to reports, Rocky's handler did not notice that Rocky had swallowed something after training. Whatever he swallowed lodged in his throat and cut off his breathing. Rocky was taken to a animal hospital, but could not be revived.

The loss of a pet, service dog or not is devastating. I remember the first time I ever saw my dad cry was when we lost Robbie, our family Beagle. Robbie had to be put down due to cancer. I swear my sisters and I cried for a month (if not longer).

Rocky will be remembered and memorialized at an upcoming banquet. RIP Rocky. You will be missed.

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