MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A Boynton Beach police dog credited with taking part in more than 200 criminal arrests has died.READ MORE: South Florida PBA Union President Steadman Stahl On Stress Of Being A Police Officer
The Boynton Beach Police Department said in a statement that 13-year-old Hutch died Saturday. The Belgian Malinois had been retired for four years and was living with his police officer handler.READ MORE: Shot Doral Police Officer In Serious But Stable Condition, Second Officer Recovering
The department calls Hutch its top dog in terms of arrests made.
He began working at the department in 2007. In 2012, Hutch won an obstacle course contest.MORE NEWS: 2 Doral Police Officers Injured In Shooting Near Miami-Dade Police Headquarters; Suspect Killed
In a typical 2010 case, three men were caught after they entered Boynton Beach High School early one morning. One man ran out of the school, then back inside as officers and police dogs kept chasing. Hutch bit his left hip and right rib cage, stopping him in the auditorium.