Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Major

Orange Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Saturday, July 19, 2014

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Reflections for K9 Major

Go, run free and play because you were a good and faithful servant here on earth. My thoughts and prayers are with your handler and their family as I am sure they loved you deeply. I love the picture posted here with your handler. You can tell from the picture that you were a proud officer. Thank you for your service. God Bless and Godspeed sweet Major.

Lisa B.

October 6, 2014

R.I.P K9 Major. Thank you for your service, dedication, loyalty & sacrifice. Prayers to your handler. You will meet again at the Rainbow Bridge. Until then, run free sweet boy!

Family Member - New Jersey LEO's
Pompton Lakes, NJ

September 16, 2014

Our thoughts are with the handler and the department at this time of loss. There's something special about the K9 partner, loyal and dedicated to the end. Rest in peace Major, you've earned it.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriffs Office

September 15, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with K9 Major's handler. Until you meet again at the Rainbow Bridge....

Deputy Johanna Polo
Monroe County Sheriffs Dept Rochester NY

September 2, 2014

Thank you for your service Major. You will not be forgotten!

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

August 21, 2014

Run and play in the fields of Heaven Major. You have earned your stripes. God Bless.

Lisa B.

August 9, 2014

Just this side of heaven
is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together...

Dennis Skurjo
Orange, Connecticut

August 7, 2014

RIP Major- My condolences to Officer Brown and his family.


August 2, 2014

My sincerest sympathy to the Orange Police Department for the loss of K9 Officer Major. Run free to the bridge K9 Major and join those who have gone before you, thank you for your service.

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

July 31, 2014

If not for these Heroic K9's some of our human heroes would not be here, people would not be found in rubble, criminals would get away and so much more.

Major, you have crossed that Rainbow Bridge and I hope you find peace and friends there.

To Major's family and fellow Police Officers, I am so sad you have to go through this. Dogs bring out the best in us.

Stacey Thalmann
Loving Mother of Officer Alexander Edward Thalmann
New Bern Police Department, NC EOW 03/31/2014

July 31, 2014

Rest in peace Major! Thank you for your service.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

July 31, 2014

Rest In Peace Major

Civilian supporter and future LEO
Lorain, Ohio

July 30, 2014

I am so terribly sorry to hear of the loss of such a brave, beautiful K9. Praying for God's peace and comfort to your handler, who lost his partner.


July 30, 2014

May God welcome you into Paradise with open arms. I know you are in great company.

K-9 Trooper D Osborne Jr
Tennessee Highway Patrol

July 25, 2014

RIP little guy


July 25, 2014

May we remember the service of our lost friend, Major, and may we support his handler during this sad time. We always must support the work of our K 9 partners and the service they provide to their Communities and Country. God bless Major and may his K 9 family be always remembered.

Commander Griffin
MPS / DOPS Special Ops, Chicago

July 24, 2014

RIP Major

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 24, 2014

Our thoughts are with the men and women who have grown close to and worked with this special member of your agency.

Supervisory FAM, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 23, 2014

Officer Brown, I would like to extend my condolences to you and your family, as well as the men and women of the Orange Police Department. May you find strength in the coming days and take comfort knowing that the bond you and Major share is something that many will never experience in a lifetime.

Major, thank you and may your sacrifice never be forgotten

God Bless

Surviving Son
-Det. Sgt. Frank Lema U.S. Department of Defense Police (EOW 9-26-13)
-Middletown RI Police (ret. Captain)

July 23, 2014

Thank you for your service Major. I'm sorry you were taken from us. My heart goes out to your handler and all who knew you. I can't wait until we get to see you again. Until then, you go and run free and happily through the Heavens knowing you were loved and valued.

Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

July 22, 2014

R.I.P. PUPPY Major!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

July 21, 2014

"Officer" Major, thank you for your service. May God bless and comfort Major's handler and the other officers of the Orange PD. Rest easy Major.


July 21, 2014


To the family, friends, and colleagues of K9 Major:

From the beginning of time after Cain killed his brother, Abel, there has been a need for law enforcement officers to protect the weak and to bring evildoers to justice. This work is necessary in a sinful world and is dangerous. In 2014, some ten law enforcement canines have sacrificed their lives to protect their handlers and the citizens of this great nation. Today, we honor the sacrifice of K9 Major, of the Orange, Connecticut Police Department, who was struck and killed in the line-of-duty by a commercial vehicle along Route 34 in Orange, Connecticut, on Saturday, July 19, 2014, while his handler was assisting a disabled motorist.

Lord God, we are grateful for the life of K9 Major. He died serving us. Help us never to forget. Help us celebrate the life of K9 Major and honor his sacrifice. Be with the family, friends, and colleagues of this fallen hero. Comfort them and give them your strength. Guide those who seek to take care of the family of this hero. May those empowered to do so, care for them with integrity. In commemorating the death of this hero, help those who mourn to remember that death is not the end. Death does not have the final say, but is simply the transition to the glorious life to come. Dogs do go to heaven! They should look forward to that life to come with joy and thanksgiving.

As for the citizens of Orange, Connecticut, help them to faithfully equip their Law enforcement officers and canines with the best tools to protect their community. May their training be adequate to the task. Help the citizens of Orange, Connecticut, to remember to fund their law enforcement canine programs adequately and treat their canine heroes with respect. Help the citizens of Orange, Connecticut, to obey the law and treat each other with dignity so as not to add to the burden of crime and pain to their community.

The time for mourning will soon pass. We have now remembered and celebrated the life lost in this great tragedy. As the family, friends, and colleagues of K9 Major go forward, they must celebrate the good things in their lives; and to celebrate life itself!

Finally, Lord God, we pray for the families, friends, and colleagues of all the law enforcement officers and canines who have been killed in the line-of-duty and we thank you for their sacrifices. Bless the lives of their families, friends, and colleagues so they might find healing. Help their law enforcement organizations support the families of these fallen heroes. Even though their deaths might have been senseless, make something good come out of these situations so that their law enforcement organizations and the communities in which they lived and served might be stronger because of their lives and their deaths. Amen.

Lord God, hear our prayers.

Now, may the Lord bless you, and keep you: the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen.

In His Service,

Pastor Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police, Nashua NH Police Department
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

Pastor Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police, Nashua NH Police Department

July 20, 2014

My prayers are with Officer Brown, his family, and the Orange Police Dept. K9 Major is now playing in the meadows waiting for Sgt Brown at the Rainbow Bridge. You will truly missed by all K9 Major.

Lori Leavitt

July 20, 2014

Rest in peace Major!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

July 20, 2014

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