(ANDREW COUNTY, Mo.) The Andrew County Sheriff's Department announced Monday that K9 "Rocko" passed away after emergency surgery for a stomach and intestinal issue.
The department said on its Facebook page that Rocko made it through surgery Friday but died early Saturday morning from a bacterial infection.
Rocko was a member of the department for the past three years. He aided the force in taking hundreds of pounds of drugs and countless criminals off the streets.