Andrew County K9 dies following surgery

The department said Rocko died from a bacterial infection after emergency surgery.

Posted: Mar 18, 2019 8:23 PM
Updated: Mar 18, 2019 8:29 PM

(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.

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