K9 Major

K9 Major

Franklin County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, April 10, 2022

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K9 Major was shot and killed while attempting the apprehension of an armed robbery suspect in Granville County, North Carolina.

A subject involved in the armed carjacking of a vehicle the previous afternoon was located hiding in the crawl space of a home on Richard Lane in Oxford. Members of the Granville County Sheriff's Office established a perimeter around the home and requested assistance from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office's Special Response Team.

K9 Major was released into the crawl space to apprehend the subject. The man fired two shots at K9 Major with an AK-47 rifle, killing him, before exiting the crawl space and surrendering.

K9 Major had served with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office for three years.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 3
  • Tour 3 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; AK-47
  • Offender Arrested

barricade, k9 apprehension, robbery


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Rest in Peace K9 Major. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

May 3, 2022

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