The motorcade departed the police training facility on Washington Boulevard at 10 a.m. Friday and made its way through the city to the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland where the funeral was held.
Inside the hall people paid their respects not only to Rocco, but all K-9 officers.
“I really want to honor this dog,” said Bob Javionowski, “this is an incredible ceremony and I really think it's something that makes Pittsburgh someplace special. I mean, this dog died in defense, you know, of his fellow police officers. And anybody that has an animal just appreciates it. It's such a great loss - it's almost like losing an immediate member of your family.”
The Pittsburgh Foundation is taking donations for the Officer Rocco K-9 Memorial Fund, which will be used to benefit police K-9 units.
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