Criminal Interdiction Unit
KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY
K9 Major began his career with the Florida Highway Patrol on October 23, 1989. After completion of K9 Patrol and Drug Detection schools in March 1990, K9 Major and his handler Trooper Mike Smith were assigned to Troop G, Jacksonville. In his short career he was responsible for the seizure of approximately $100,000 in illegal drugs seized in Northeast Florida. He also played a role in numerous arrests of drug traffickers, car thieves and fugitives.
On November 29, 1990, K9 Major was conducting a vehicle search alongside the roadway when he was struck and killed by a passing vehicle.