A K-9 killed in the line of duty gets a moving salute that will make you cry. 

Rocco, an 8 year-old German Sheppard was stabbed while helping Pittsburgh police apprehend a suspect. He lost a lot of blood from the cut that hit his kidney and then caught pneumonia. Rocco died at the vets office from his injuries.

Police officers and K-9's lined the sidewalk outside the veterinary office. Rocco's body, draped in an American Flag, was brought out while bagpipes played.

The Mayor ordered flags to be flown at half mast in honor of Rocco who 'died saving one of his fellow officers.'

The suspect was caught and is now facing additional charges including felony abuse a police animal, disarming an officer, aggravated assault, resisting arrest

[Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

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