Home > News > 

Ailing hero K-9 gets NJ police salute before death

March 19, 2012
Print Comment RSS

Ailing hero K-9 gets NJ police salute before death

Officers and their K-9s gave the cancer-stricken Rosko a full salute as he arrived to be euthanized

Associated Press

LINWOOD, N.J. — Ailing Rosko the K-9 got a farewell befitting a police dog who once captured a man who shot two policemen.

Officers and their K-9s from a dozen southern New Jersey departments gave the cancer-stricken Rosko a full salute Monday as he arrived at a veterinary hospital in Linwood to be euthanized.

Before being taken to the hospital, The Press of Atlantic City reports the 8-year-old did one last round of exercises at Atlantic County K9 academy with his partner, Atlantic City Officer Joe Rodriquez.

In 2006 Rosko captured a man who fled into the woods after shooting two Egg Harbor Township officers.

Associated PressCopyright 2015 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

A week ago the K-9's illness began affecting his eating habits and mobility so a decision was made to put him down.

Copyright 2012 Associated Press

Photos of Rosko, officers and the salute can be viewed here.

PoliceOne Offers

Breaking Police News

P1 on Facebook

Get the #1 Police eNewsletter

Police Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips, columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
See Sample

Connect with PoliceOne

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google

PoliceOne Exclusives

Featured Videos