K-9, prosecutor winners of crime-fighting awards

Associated Press
Updated 11/12/2014 10:35 AM

An outgoing federal prosecutor and a police dog named Rocky are among those slated to be honored by one of Chicago's oldest anti-crime groups.

The Chicago Crime Commission's presents the awards Wednesday at its annual Stars of Distinction dinner.


One recipient is the retiring No. 2 in the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago, Gary Shapiro. He's served as the office's first assistant U.S. attorney for 17 years.

Another is Illinois State Police trooper Matthew Renderman and his canine partner, Rocky.

They're credited with seizing around $2 million in cash, as well as 2,400 grams of heroin and 592 grams of cocaine.

In May, Rocky drew the attention of police to a flatbed trailer outside a hotel. In a search, $1.6 million was found in hidden trailer compartments.

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