La Marque police bid farewell to K-9 officer

LA MARQUE, Texas (KTRK) -- It was a somber goodbye to one very good boy.

The La Marque Police Department held a special ceremony to say farewell to faithful police dog, Rocky.

"K-9 Rocky has answered his highest and final call. Godspeed, Rocky," a dispatcher called over the police radio in a final call for him.

Rocky was born in Hungary nine years ago and trained at the Houston K-9 Academy before joining the police force.

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He wore two hats professionally. He was a narcotics detector and a patrol dog for La Marque.

Rocky died days ago of a stomach disorder.

People from all over La Marque came together to honor Rocky at a funeral service Friday. His fellow officers honored his life and dedication.

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