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Posted: 30.6.2012 23:55

harris county sheriff’s office says good bye to a k-9 officer

Saturday afternoon just after 2 p.m. Harris County Sheriff’ K-9 Deputy Ron Hoyt passed away with a massive heart attack.

In 2009 his K-9 partner Rocco’s death inspired Captain Debra Schmidt of the Harris County K-9 Division to start a K-9 Wall of Honor.

Hoyt who found Rocco dead in his backyard on June 6, 2009 started working with his new partner Ducke a short time later.

Hoyt held the record for one month after capturing eight robbery suspects with his partner. Hoyt had been assigned in the Northeast Harris County area for almost 12 years.