K-9 Officer gave his life for his handler
'They have a heavy heart. They lost a colleague. Officer (Phil) Lerza lost a member of his family,' Pittsburgh Police Cmdr. Eric Holmes told WTAE.
The K-9 Officer credited with saving his handler and other police officers has passed away after being stabbed in the field.
'He died saving his fellow members and he lived serving all of us,' said Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, who has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at all city buildings in honor of Rocco.