By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Crystal Police Department is mourning the loss of a beloved retired K-9.

Rocco, who was the department’s first K-9, passed away last Friday.

“We were proud to have Rocco on our force,” the department said in a Twitter post Monday. “Godspeed our 4 legged hero! May you rest in peace.”

(credit: Crystal Police)

Rocco made the news in September of 2014, when someone threw a 40-pound landscaping brick through his squad car’s window. He wasn’t hurt in the incident.

He retired from duty in December of 2018.