Major, a Roseville police canine, was the guest of honor at a bill signing ceremony Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at the state Capitol. Gov. Mark Dayton signed legislation that raised penalties for people who kill or injure police dogs. (Pioneer Press file photo: Chris Polydoroff)
A Minnesota police dog that was partially paralyzed by a criminal has died at age 11. Officer John Jorgensen says his K-9 partner, Major, had to be euthanized this week after complications from his injuries.
He was hurt really badly in 2010 after being repeatedly stabbed by a burglary suspect.
R.I.P. Major, thank you for your service.