MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – A Miami Beach Police Department K9 is enjoying his first day of retirement on Monday.
K9 Officer Rocky joined the force when he was 18 months old. At age 11, he completed his final shift on Sunday night.READ MORE: Business Owners In South Florida Say They're Struggling To Get Employees Back To Work
The police department says Rocky worked hard for our community, apprehending dangerous criminals, and conducting countless bomb sweeps.
So now, no more ruff days for Rocky who gets to enjoy his time at home with his handler, MBPD Sgt. Alex Llaneras.
ENJOY RETIREMENT K-9 ROCKY! “I will truly miss working alongside my partner Rocky, but now he can enjoy the life of a full-time pet. He is an undersized dog that has an oversized heart,” said Sergeant Alex Llaneras. #YourMBPD https://t.co/ZgjUWIlagdREAD MORE: ‘Pretty Big Pay Package’: Broward School Board Negotiates $743K Exit Deal For Embattled Supt. Robert Runcie
— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) April 11, 2021
Sgt. Llaneras, meantime, says he will miss having Rocky by his side on the job but is happy he can now enjoy life as a full time pet.MORE NEWS: Pembroke Pines PD: 15-Year-Old Bicyclist Killed After Being Dragged Under Minivan For 30 Feet
In a tweet, Sgt. Llaneras wrote “Rocky is an undersized dog that has an oversized heart.”