The Pittsburgh Police Department will have a heavy heart for quite some time after they lost a beloved member of their team.

Police dog Rocco, an 8-year-old German Shepard, was stabbed in the back Tuesday during an incident and passed away by Thursday.

...when police arrested a man on warrants for probation violations and failing to register as a sex offender. He died Thursday evening. Twenty-one-year-old John Rush was one of Allegheny County's most wanted fugitives. Police say he stabbed Rocco in the back and wounded two officers before being taken into custody", according to CBS.