R.I.P. Rooster

Rooster, a 12-year veteran APD drug sniffing pooch passed away Nov. 20

Rooster
Rooster (by APD)

Austin Police report that veteran K-9 sniffing dog Rooster passed away Nov. 20, after a two-year battle with heart disease. He was 13.

Rooster worked for APD for 12 years and is credited with "seizing" more than $2.5 million in U.S. currency and drugs worth more than $557,000, APD's public information office reports.

Rooster will be "deeply missed" by his handler, Det. Russell Overheau, and the entire APD family.

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