K9 Major

K9 Major

Roseville Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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K9 Major died as the result of stab wounds sustained three years earlier while attempting a canine apprehension of a burglary suspect after being called out by the neighboring jurisdiction of Maplewood.

K9 Major tracked the suspect to a wooded area near 2370 English Street, in Maplewood, and bit the suspect on the leg. The suspect stabbed K9 Major multiple times with a butterfly knife during the apprehension. Major's handler was rushed him to the University of Minnesota Veterinary Hospital where his condition was stabilized despite major blood loss.

K9 Major's injuries resulted in him being medically retired. His condition continued to deteriorate and he was euthanized on April 30th, 2013, under the advice of veterinarians.

K9 Major had served with the Roseville Police Department for eight years.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 11
  • Tour 8 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Friday, November 12, 2010
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife

burglary, k9 apprehension

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Major – if ever there was a K9 meant for police work, it was you. You caught a lot of bad guys, earned a lot of awards and trophies; but what I am most thankful for is the loyal partner you were to my brother all those years. There is no doubt in my mind, that every single shift, he was your number one priority. You gave me peace of mind for 8 years; worrying a little less because I knew you were there. I love that people still remember you, your personality and the amazing work you did, unselfishly, for so long. Maj, you were truly one of a kind… miss you xoxo

Lori (Jorgensen) Kraft
sister of K9 Major's handler

August 3, 2018

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