The Utica Police Department reported, via their Facebook page, that retired K9 'Rock' died recently.  Rock served along side Sgt. Don Cinque for 7 years before retiring in September of 2011.

During his years of service Rock and Sgt. Cinque are:

credited with the apprehension of dozens of suspects, averaging roughly 120 calls a year, and ending with a total of roughly 840 calls of service in the team's career together.

We send our conolances to Sgt. Cinque, his family and the UPD.

[UPD on Facebook]