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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K-9 Major, Please forgive me (along with those who admire your kind) for not thanking you sooner for your actions. You gave your life without hesitation to save your partner. Your valor and backbone were greater than that of most men on that fateful day. No hesitation or questions when you were given a command - men have failed for less. Surely the Lord has welcomed you with joyful arms and is SO proud of you! Completing your mission flawlessly. Enjoy your eternal reward - you are a hero for eternity!

Susan King
Civilian Supporter, Michigan

August 2, 2022

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