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Dutchess County Sheriff Adrian “Butch” Anderson is sad to announce that Canine (K9) Rocky passed away on July 15, 2021.
K9 Rocky was an 8-year-old German Shepherd assigned to the Dutchess County Drug Task Force with his handler, Sheriff’s Office Detective James Enkler. Det. Enkler and K9 Rocky were certified by both the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services and the North American Police Work Dog Association as a patrol and narcotics detection team.
As a canine team, Det. Enkler and K9 Rocky performed numerous narcotic searches that resulted in arrests for the Drug Task Force and other police agencies throughout the county. They also performed patrol duties for the Sheriff’s Office and were responsible for tracking suspects involved in crimes as well as tracking and locating missing or lost adults and children within our communities.
In addition to their daily work assignments, Det. Enkler and K9 Rocky also performed demonstrations at numerous community events including the Dutchess County Fair. They were an extremely active and effective canine team that served Dutchess County for over five years.