Fla. K-9 who helped nab more than 200 suspects dies

K-9 Hutch was 13 years old


By Doug Phillips
Sun Sentinel

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — When Hutch retired from the ranks of the Boynton Beach Police Department in 2014, the Belgian Malinois left crime fighting to the department’s other K-9’s and went to live with his police handler, Officer Mark Sohn.

When Hutch died Saturday at the age of 13, the department posted a tribute video on social media that recalled the dog’s storied career — taking part in more the apprehension of more than 200 criminal suspects from 2007 to 2014.

Along with recalling some of the arrests Hutch was involved in, the tribute notes that Sohn and Hutch won first place in the 2012 South Florida Police K9 Competition.

The two took part in the competition again in 2013.

“Thank you for your service, buddy. We love you and will miss you,” the tribute posting says.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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