The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is mourning a K9 that was part of the bloodhound tracking team, said agency spokeswoman Emily Flax.
The dog, named Clyde, died of natural causes over the weekend.
Clyde and his sister Bonnie were donated to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office in 2009.
“Clyde had a very unique personality,” said Deputy Chris Powell, the primary handler. “He was a real go-getter. He was happy and loving and all he wanted to do was to please. He was a very hard worker, often working until he was too tired to go anymore. He was a very talented tracker and assisted in many searches over the years. This is a devastating loss for me. He will always hold a special place in my heart and will be greatly missed.”