disabled dog with police officer by a truckBy Marti Attoun
On November 12, 2010, as Officer John Jorgensen, 39, and Major, his K-9 partner, headed home from the Roseville Police Department in Minnesota, the pair heard a radio call: A security alarm had gone off at a truck-parts company. Photo by Adam Hester
Within minutes, John, Major and another officer were on the scene. John shouted, "Roseville Police K-9. Surrender, now!" and got no answer, so he unleashed Major, who headed toward a wooded area, searching for the intruders.
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Suddenly, Major's cries of pain shattered the silence. "I'd never heard him yelp like that," says John, who radioed for backup, then frantically searched the woods for his partner while the other officer went after the intruder. When John's flashlight fell on the dog, he was horrified by what he saw. "There was blood all over," he says. As help arrived, John rushed Major to the squad car and sped to a nearby veterinary hospital.
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