ST. CROIX COUNTY -- K9 'Roky' passed away today due to complications from a  twisted intestine, according to St. Croix County Sheriff Scott Knudson:

"Early this morning, K9 Roky passed away due to complications from a twisted intestine. His K9 handler noticed some signs of discomfort and took him to the vet.

"After emergency surgery, we received the unexpected and sad news that Roky would not recover. Our thanks to the caring staff at Countryside Veterinary Clinic in New Richmond, and the Animal Emergency Clinic in Oakdale for their kind words and support.

"K9 Roky was a valued member of our Sheriff’s Office team, a wonderful representative during his public demos, and a great partner to his handler, Deputy Geisness. We value our four-legged partners, and K9 Roky will surely be missed."

Sheriff Scott Knudson

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