• Roethlisberger to buy Pittsburgh new police dog to replace Rocco

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Feb 11, 2014
    Last month a Pittsburgh Police dog named Rocco was killed after being stabbed while helping officers make an arrest. “Roethlisberger wanted to do something to help, and the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation will by purchasing another K-9 dog for the Pittsburgh Police Department and Officer Phil Lerza, who was Rocco's partner and handler,” according to the statement released by the Steelers. John L. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will buy a new police dog for the Pittsburgh Police Department, which lost a K-9 in the line of duty. Rocco can never be replaced, but we only hope to help with the healing process and to provide Officer Lerza with another loyal partner.” “The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation started when a police K-9 was shot and killed where I grew up, in Findlay, OH,” Roethlisberger said. After talking with officer Phil Lerza and getting his blessing, the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation would like to announce that we are going to get Officer Lerza a new dog. Rush remains in the Allegheny County Jail to await a preliminary hearing scheduled on Wednesday on more than a dozen charges filed in connection with the stabbing.

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