Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office K9 dies

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 8:59 AM EST

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is mourning the death of their K9 Bloodhound Clue who died Jan. 31 at the age of 10.

Clue was 9 weeks old when he was given to the Sheriff’s Office by the Jimmy Ryce Center for Victims of Predatory Abduction.

Clue completed the PBSO K9 Trailing Academy and was certified by the National Police Canine Association at 9 months old becoming the youngest dog to be certified in trailing by the NPCA at that time.

In 2005 he was nominated for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Trailing Dog of the Year Award his role in locating a missing teenager and in 2006 he was awarded the FDLE Trailing Dog of the Year by Governor Jeb Bush for locating a missing child in Lake Worth.

During his time with the PBSO, Clue assisted the Ryce Family at numerous fund raising events, became a mascot for Project Lifesaver of Palm Beach County, and a mascot for Hope Centennial Elementary School.