Brunswick Co. Sheriff’s K-9 dies over the weekend

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Submitted: Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:54pm
Updated: Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:54pm

BOLIVIA, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is saddened to report the passing of K9 Officer “Clyde.” Clyde was part of the bloodhound team along Deputies Josh Smith and Chris Powell, and canine sister “Bonnie.” Clyde was handled primarily by Deputy Powell.

“Clyde had a very unique personality. He was a real go-getter,” said Deputy Powell. “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.”

Clyde, along with his sister Bonnie, were donated to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office in 2009. He was fostered and cared for by members of the Sheriff’s Office until he was ready for training. Deputy Powell worked with Clyde since his arrival.

Clyde passed away over the weekend of natural causes.


  • Guest2020 says:

    I am sorry for your loss. My daughter met Bonnie and Clyde during a field trip and absolutely fell in love with those two dogs.

    Anyone who has ever owned a dog can tell you how special they are and how sad it is when their dog passes. The bond between a police officer and his police dog goes beyond what most people experience with their dogs. They train together. They live together. They go to competitions together. They patrol together. Police dogs provide such a special service and can sometimes be the difference between life and death for his human partner.

    Please don’t dismiss Deputy Powell’s sorrow. And don’t discount Clyde’s value to the Sheriff’s Department and the community he served.

  • Doesn't matter says:

    Dogs over people. You, my friend, are a prime example why I believe that statement.

  • me says:

    how is this news its a dog . how many people died today and the worst part is its a cops dog . that means its a person now i guess my bad

  • guesty says:

    You do realize that dog was a tracking dog, right?

    You are a dolt.

  • 9743 says:

    One less K-9 that can be shoved through somebody’s window!!!

  • ILM NATIVE says:

    means even less to me , if a golden bit you maybe you deserved it since dogs are good judges of people !! I have 3 dogs now and they are my children BUT I don’t see where a cop dog is anymore special than mine or yours for that matter. So he is trained big deal guess what WE the taxpayers paid for it and the food, medical care, etc.

  • zenobia says:

    M Flemming-The fact that police constantly shoot dogs is simply a fact in America, and one that is relevant when you consider the special legal status of police dogs.

    If we all speak nicely nothing every changes, and police continue to fail to get effective training and support on how to deal with pets, the mentally ill (remember the kid with the screwdriver) or even each other (Hewett).

  • guest111 says:

    I’m sorry for your loss of companionship and a fellow law enforcement partner. Only time can heal your grief.

  • ILM NATIVE says:

    How about all the dogs cops shoot daily claiming I was in fear for my life or saying the dog was aggressive. They shoot golden retrievers that are probably the least aggressive dog on the planet and then cry “I was in fear for my life” what a bunch of cry babies…I could care one bit this dog is dead….and how can a dog be an officer I have never seen one take an oath of office….pure BS.

  • Heimie Schmelter says:

    …that at least one idiot will post at least one absolutely ridiculously stupid comment here at least once a day! Yours is on top of today’s pile!

  • M Fleming says:

    OMG!!! Some of you people are just plan IGNORANT IDIOTS!!! Did your mother EVER tell you if you cant say something nice don’t say anything at all? You wouldn’t be an ass if that dog was saving you or your children from some crazy with a gun. My dogs are just like my kids and it hurts when one passes… Dogs are aggressive when they are raised to be aggressive… and just so you know I was bitten by a golden retriever before so YES they can be aggressive… But that was how she was raised!!! You “assume” too much and that just makes an “ass” out of you!! The only BS is your opinion, and if we wanted it we would of asked for it!!

  • HansSolo says:

    I’m surprised none of you clever folks commenting here have not brought up the very obvious link between Clyde’s death and that of former Sheriff Hewett. The evil, murky forces running down southeastern NC have struck a double blow against 2 honorable patriots. Is this why Berger is in jail. Is this why Ms. Schult was fired?

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