In November 2010, Officer John Jorgenson’s police dog, Major, was stabbed four times by a burglary suspect he had pursued. The wound left the dog’s rear legs paralyzed, and he must now use a set of wheels to move around. When Major was officially retired, Jorgenson adopted him.
Although still affected by by what happened to Major, Jorgenson recently began working with a new dog, Otis, and the pair graduated from K9 training this week. Both Major and Otis live with Jorgenson and his family in Blaine, Minnesota. It’s a testament to the bonds of love and loyalty that exist between an officer and his canine partner.
penalties for injuring public safety dogs.