Retired Martins Ferry K-9, Rock, passed away this weekend, and on Wednesday a memorial service was held for him at the Ohio Valley Pet Cemetery.
Rock retired from Martins Ferry’s Police Department in September of 2011. Martins Ferry Police Chief John McFarland says Rock is irreplaceable.
“Them knowing that we have these K-9 dogs, and we are grateful to have, especially Rock. A dog that we won’t be able to replace. Good police dog, good family dog, He did his duty and we are grateful for what he did for us,” said Chief McFarland.
Rock was named after former officer Nathaniel Rock, who died fighting overseas in Iraq.