K-9 Officer’s Last Day on the Job is One for the Dogs
After nine years in the Hennepin County Sheriff’s K-9 unit, canine officer Jake is retiring. However, he made sure that his last day was one for the dogs.
Jake and the Sheriff’s Office partnered with dozens of local animal rescue organizations to help find dogs “fur-ever” homes. Jake’s handler, deputy Jason Majeski, says this is the best way Jake could spend his last day on the job. He hopes it will encourage more people to adopt a pet.
“Before you buy a puppy check your local Humane Society and see if there is a dog there that already needs a home,” said Majeski.
Deputy Majeski will be taking on a new role at the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office in investigations. He says he wants to open the door for other deputies and police officers interested in K-9 work. His advice to the next K-9 handler is to be patient.
As for K-9 Jake, the dog will be retiring at officer Majeski’s home and will have four sisters to keep him company.