It is with sadness that we report that retired Police K-9 Roc passed away unexpectedly. Roc was with his adoptive family when he passed away in his sleep. Roc had been retired since December 2016, enjoying his retirement, playing ball with his four kids, going to numerous baseball games, and bossing around his first ever four legged dog pal, Badger.
Roc started his career with the Bellevue Police Department with Officer Brad Knudtsen in November of 2009. He completed over 400 hours of initial training and was certified in March of 2010. Roc was a handful in his early days, so full of energy and drive, that he routinely spun in circles trying to catch his tail. This spinning became his trademark. Roc’s work ethic was unrivaled. Roc was always ready to go catch bad guys, and he did so with gusto.
Roc served the City of Bellevue and surrounding communities for nearly 7 years, amassing 85 captures and dozens of narcotics searches. In October of 2016, Roc’s handler made the difficult decision to retire him early after a series of injuries threatened to leave him crippled. Roc will be missed by all members of the Bellevue Police Department.