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Rocky leaves the beat in El Cajon after five years

March 19, 2009 |  9:58 am

Rocky Rocky, scourge of drug dealers and other bad guys, is retiring for health reasons after five years on the beat for the El Cajon Police Department.

Rocky, a 9-year-old Belgian Malinois, has severe arthritis. He's going to live with his partner, El Cajon police officer Ken Davenport.

Rocky never had to bite a suspect. His snarl was enough to make even armed suspects surrender, police said.

"Rocky deserves the best possible retirement," said Chief Pat Sprecco.

--Tony Perry, San Diego

Photo: Rocky and officer Ken Davenport.

Credit: El Cajon Police Department

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