Published: Sep 15, 2010 7:59 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 15, 2010 4:59 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A funeral service for Fort Myers Police K9 Rosco will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., at McGregor Baptist Church located at 3750 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida 33966.

Rosco was shot and killed in the line of duty Tuesday night while assisting fellow officers in response to an armed robbery. He will be given a service with full police honors. Rosco joined the department in 2009 and he would have turned 4-years old in January of 2011. He was trained in patrol and narcotics which includes building searches, tracking of escaped fugitives, apprehension of fleeing felons, drug detection and handler protection. Rosco was a German Shepherd imported from Europe.

The event is open to the public.