"A tremendous worker, loved to work," Kelley said. "Was a constant professional when it comes to dogs."
Supporters stood along Cromwell Avenue to say their final goodbyes as he rode for the last time. Officers from other towns also gathered. As Rocky jumped out of the cruiser, while gnawing on his tennis ball, officers and fellow canines stood by to salute their friend. Officers could also be heard on their radios bidding farewell. They all said they found comfort in knowing that he had one more ride.
After nine years of service, it was the sendoff Rocky's family said he deserved.
Rocky Hill Connecticut Police Department
End of Watch:
Monday, August 25, 2014