DORAL, Fla. -

Miami-Dade Police officers are mourning the death of one of their own.

The department posted on its Facebook page on Wednesday that K-9 Rusty passed away recently.

The department said the beloved bloodhound joined Miami-Dade Police in 2010 and had conducted 64 searches with its officer/handler Rick Hansen.

There was no immediate word why Rusty died.

The department wrote, "He will be truly missed!"

We agree and our condolences go out to the good folks at Miami-Dade Police.