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K9 Major

Franklin County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, April 10, 2022

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Reflections for K9 Major

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

Sweet K9, you went where even Angels would fear to tread. You will be missed.

J.R. Dispatcher PD/FD Roseville CA
Formerly of Sac PD (my heart is still with you)

April 22, 2022

Major EOW 4-10-22 you served Franklin County Sheriff's Office well. So sad your life was cut short.


Richard Chandler

April 18, 2022

I am so sorry for the loss of K-9 Major. I would like to do an oil portrait of him free of charge for his handler.
I will need reference pics to work from.

Tracy Klett - U.S. Citizen

April 14, 2022


This poem was written for K9 Fargo of the Richland County Sheriff's Department in Honor of the unquestionable sacrifices K9's make in their everyday service to their partners and Agencies! Let this poem stand as a tribute to all our K9 Heroes who give the ultimate sacrifice!

“Our K9 Named Fargo"

He was just another Police dog,
I was going to have to train,
He was a beautiful “Belgian Malinois”,
And Fargo was his name.

We worked so hard together,
From sun up until Night,
His future as a Police Dog,
Became our daily plight.

This dog could do anything,
He was so easy to train,
Each day he made me so proud,
My partner “Fargo” was his name.

After months of rigorous training,
Fargo was ready for the road,
It didn’t take long to prove himself,
He was one of the best-I was told!

He hit on the drugs every time,
And tracked down the criminals too,
He did everything I ask of him,
There was nothing he wouldn’t do.

We stayed together day and night,
This dog I had to train,
He was my partner and my friend,
“Fargo” was his name!

It was the 16th of December,
With the moon and stars so bright,
When “Fargo” hit the trail of a robber,
My heart stopped when shots rang in the night!

My Partner was hit several times,
This K9 I had to train,
We cried because he didn’t make it,
My partner “Fargo” was his name!

Written by David L Bell RCSD (Retired) December 16, 2017

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

April 14, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss and K9 Majors great sacrifice. May God be with you and your fellow officers during this time of mourning. It's a shame that in today's society and political climate that Law Enforcement officers are so under appreciated and their lives in more danger than ever. Some of us however will always appreciate you, always have your back and will gladly sacrifice ourselves for the thin blue line. You will be in our prayers and always remember " Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God " Matthew 5 9.

Retired Seargent
Granville County Sheriffs Office

April 14, 2022

This incident brings tears to my eyes! This is so sad and so wrong! This brave dog deserves a hero's funeral just like any other law enforcement officer. When the losers of our society start killing dogs, there is no hope left. The loser who shot this dog will rot in hell. I'm choking up just writing this. God bless the handler who lost his partner. May this dog rest in peace knowing he did his duty honorably and bravely.

MSgt Thomas W Canfield, USAF, Retired
USAF Law Enforcement, Retired

April 14, 2022

God Bless and Thank you, It’s hard to lose your K- 9 partner but his actions saved other Officers.

Detective Sgt. Robert Spinney Ret.
MBTA Transit Police , Massachusetts

April 14, 2022

What a tragic loss to the department, my sympathies to Major’s handler and all the men and women of the Franklin County Sheriffs Department

Deputy Inspector
Milw County Sheriff

April 13, 2022

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office offers our condolences to your department on the loss of K9 Major, whose selfless acts in the line of duty saved lives! All of us, especially our K9 division, recognize the important service provided by our police K9 partners, and honor his ultimate sacrifice in serving your community.

~Sheriff Brad Swain, deputies & staff

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

April 13, 2022

On behalf of Session 73 from the Zone Five Academy in New York State, We send out our condolences to the friends and family of K9 Major and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

Recruit, M. Gootz
Zone Five

April 13, 2022

RIP Major

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 12, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a hero in K9 Major. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Handler, Family and all Members of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

April 12, 2022

RIP K9 Major. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Franklin County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

April 12, 2022

Rest in peace my four legged friend. We have the watch from here.

SGT Tommy Thomason
Signal 88 Security

April 12, 2022

Lord God of unfailing love, to those families of our beloved nation who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a Law Enforcement K-9 family member, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. Amen.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, D.Div., NCCA, M.S.B.S.
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Global Outreach Minister
Ministry: Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers - USA
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

April 11, 2022

Rest In Peace K9 Major. You are a hero
who will never be forgotten by your partner and best friend.

Jill Bernasek

April 11, 2022

My husband Charles Batton who was K9 Sergeant for Franklin county. So sorry for your loss as I know first hand how close your partner was to you. May the Lord bless and keep you safe.

Cynthia Batton

April 11, 2022

Rest in Peace, good and faithful servant.
God has already reserved a final resting place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and vigilant watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

April 11, 2022

What these K9s are willing to sacrifice for our safety is often under appreciated. Losing a friend and a partner is never easy. Stay Strong.

Deputy Evan Hassan
Harris County Constables Office Precinct 4

April 11, 2022

Rest In Peace! Thank You For Your Service!

Police Officer at Port Authority of Alle
Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 11, 2022

Few can relate to the pain that you and your family as well as your brother and sister law enforcement officers are feeling . I am so sorry to read of your loss. My prayers to you and your family

Retired Canine Sergeant Don Suereth
Gainesville Florida PD

April 11, 2022

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