Nine Week Old Goldador ‘Rocky’ Fulfills His Dream of Becoming a Brevard County Sheriff’s Office K-9
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // June 19, 2021
Rocky has started his training and is showing great progress in his new profession
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Since he was first born “Rocky” the nine week old Goldador told everyone that his lifelong dream was to become a K-9 Deputy for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. Each and every morning Rocky would wake up and start training so that if he ever got called for duty at BCSO, he would be super fit and ready to go.
All of the other puppies laughed at Rocky and assured him that he would never get the chance to work for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, especially since he was born in Madisonville, TN at the Golden’s of Rocky Springs Kennels, literally hundreds of miles away from Florida and Brevard County.
Each time they would try to discourage him, he would tell them that somehow, someway he would one day work for the same agency as incredible crime fighting K-9’s like “Junny,” America’s Top Police Dog, Chief, and even K-9 Lars.
Even though Rocky didn’t know how he would make it happen, he is living proof that dreams do come true as one day about 6 months ago Sheriff Ivey and Junny were on vacation in the mountains of Tennessee and while shopping at a local store, encountered Calvin and Patricia Whited, owners of Golden’s of Rocky Springs.
Calvin and Patricia absolutely fell in love with Junny, who was at the time shopping for stuffed animals to play with and shared with Sheriff Ivey that they breed Goldador Puppies and would love to donate one from a future litter to our agency.
Calvin and Patricia are huge supporters of law enforcement and were eager to make a donation of a puppy to our agency to help keep our citizens and community safe.
Well Rocky’s dream of working for our agency came true last week when Commander Andrew Walters and Sergeant Jerry Shealy traveled to Madisonville, TN and officially signed Rocky to his brand new position as an “Explosive Detection K-9” with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Port Operations K-9 Unit.
Rocky has already started his training and is showing great progress in his new found profession.
Please join me in congratulating Rocky on fulfilling his dream of become a K-9 with our agency and also a huge “Thank You” to Golden’s of Rocky Springs for their extremely generous donation of Rocky and their amazing support of Law Enforcement.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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