|Published:||Sep 16, 2010 11:33 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 16, 2010 7:57 AM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Fort Myers Police Department will give K-9 Rosco full honors during his funeral today. The service starts at 11am at MacGregor Baptist Church on Colonial Blvd.
Rosco was killed last week during an attempted robbery about a mile away from the funeral location. Rosco and his handler chased one of the suspects and the K-9 was killed when the suspect shot at them. The officer returned fire and killed the suspect. Police officials say it easily could have been Rosco's handler that was shot but the K-9 took the bullet.
Rosco was trained in both patrol and narcotics. He would have been four in January.