MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar awarded a police dog injured in the line of duty with the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association’s “Hero” award during its annual Animal Hall of Fame Awards.
The Roseville police dog known as “Major” was stabbed four times by a suspect as he joined officers responding to a pre-dawn break-in at a Maplewood business in November 2010. Veterinarians were able to save the dog’s life but he is permanently disabled.
The suspect who stabbed Major pleaded guilty last month to attempted theft and harming a public safety dog and will be sentenced later this month.
Klobuchar made the presentation Saturday at the Veterinary Medical Association’s annual convention in Minneapolis.
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