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Wounded Roseville Police Dog Improves

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Roseville Police dog Major, pictured with Officer John Jorgensen. (credit: Roseville Police Department)

Roseville Police dog Major, pictured with Officer John Jorgensen. (credit: Roseville Police Department)

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By Adam Carter, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Major, the Roseville Police K9 stabbed and beaten by a burglary suspect Friday, has made it through emergency surgery at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center.

Authorities say the dog will survive, but there are concerns about whether Major will regain the use of his rear legs.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Adam Carter Reports

Major was stabbed four times, three times in the head, and once in the chest. The German Shepherd also suffered blunt trauma that likely damaged one of his vertebrae.

Former WCCO Radio personality Dan Hertsgaard trained Major before donating the German Shepherd to the Roseville Police Department.

“I’m so doggone proud of him,” Hertsgaard said. “He’s a hero.”

The dog was injured as he chased a burglary suspect at a Maplewood business Friday morning. Three men, all in their 20s, were arrested.

Maplewood Police continue to gather evidence before the case is forwarded to the Ramsey County Attorney for possible charges.

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