Dutch suddenly became ill on Sunday (March 31) and passed away later that day after undergoing emergency surgery.
Dutch joined the K-9 Unit in September of 2007 and was certified in multiple disciplines including tracking, police dog I certification (apprehension, obedience, agility and search) and narcotics detection. He had located narcotics on a number of occasions and assisted with apprehending multiple suspects.
In a press release, ACPD said, “Dutch will be greatly missed by his handler and all the members of the K-9 Unit.”
Last year, ACPD lost Lobo, one of its retired K-9 members.