Beloved State Police K9 Rocky passes away

The Massachusetts State Police announced on Thursday afternoon the passing of their K9 Rocky, who retired last October.

Rocky was a loyal partner to Trooper Jason Vital for 10 years. The duo famously located a missing autistic boy in Hanson in June of 2016.

That night, Rocky checked multiple backyards and alerted troopers when he found the 11-year-old in a thick brush near a set of train tracks.

K9 Rocky was a hard worker and a faithful companion, according to State Police. He will be dearly missed by his family at home and his MSP family with whom he served.

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