As someone who has loved dogs their entire life, it always brings great joy to my heart when a canine office retires after providing wonderful service to a community.

A K-9 officer with the Auburn Police Department named Rocky is heading into retirement. According to a press release by the Auburn Police Department, Rocky has been a part of the Auburn P.D. since 2013. After graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy K9 School, Rocky served with two officers, Officer Tyler Ham, and more recently with Officer Donald Cousins.

Rocky is German Shepherd, and was named after a fallen Auburn Police Officer named Rodney “Rocky” Bonney.

K-9 Rocky was in service for 8 years. In that time, Rocky assisted over 345 times, ranging for anything from tracking, to drug detection, and even apprehensions. According to the press release, Rocky had a success rate of 30%, which is quite a remarkable performance by a K9 Police Officer.

Aside from his many adventures in service Rocky was also a great ambassadors for the Auburn PD, making many community appearances, as well as K9 demonstrations, and he really likes kids.

Rocky will continue to live with Officer Cousins and his family, and will surely be remembered for his faithful service over the years.

A Tour of Maine's Incredible Lighthouses From Kittery to the Midcoast

Lighthouses are not only iconic, they are living history. We are fortunate to have countless lighthouse still standing and operating. While many are iconic tourist destinations, it hasn't changed the fact that they still stand to protect vulnerable ships and sailors.

Here is a look at some of those iconic Maine lighthouses in the southern part of the state up to the midcoast.

The 10 Oldest Active Maine Breweries

Maine has over 100 craft breweries. While the industry soars, it's important to remember the industry's legacy. Here is a list of the 10 oldest remaining active breweries in Maine. Some are giant names. Others may be entirely new to you.

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