Retiring Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Canine Officer Jake Hosting Dog Adoption Event on Friday, March 29th

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Media Contact: Jeremy Zoss, 612-543-0443


Retiring Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Canine Officer Jake Hosting Dog Adoption Event on Friday, March 29th


MARCH 20, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) - After nine years in the K9 unit and 563 deployments, canine officer Jake is retiring from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. But before he leaves the force to live as a family pet, Officer Jake is taking on one final assignment: To help other local dogs find loving “forever homes!”

Jake and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office are partnering with Minneapolis Animal Care and Control and the Municipal Building Commission for “Jake’s Last Assignment,” an adoptable dog event in the rotunda at Minneapolis City Hall/Courthouse, 350 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415, on Friday, March 29th. From 11 am to 1 pm, the public is invited to visit approximately 25 adoptable dogs from various animal rescue agencies. Jake and other (human) members of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to greet visitors and answer questions about the HCSO K9 unit.

HCSO Officer Jake

Participating animal rescue partners include:

  • Minneapolis Animal Care and Control
  • Aussie Rescue of Minnesota
  • Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue
  • Ruff Start Rescue
  • 4 Pits Sake Rescue
  • The Rescue Crew
  • Underdog Rescue
  • Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest (RAGOM)
  • Northwoods Humane Society
  • Save-A-Bull Rescue

“Jake has been the best partner I could have ever have, and I’m excited for him to spend his retirement years with my family and me,” said Jake’s partner and handler, Deputy Jason Majeski. “Jake has dedicated his life to serving Hennepin County, and I’m proud that his last official act with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office will be to help some local dogs find new homes.”

“Jake’s Last Assignment” Dog Adoption Event will be held in the Minneapolis City Hall/Courthouse rotunda on Friday, March 29th, 11 am – 1 pm. A media preview of the event will be held from 10 – 11 am.

Officer Jake Quick Facts

  • Age: 9 years
  • Breed: German Shepard
  • Weight: Approximately 85 lbs.
  • Joined HCSO: March 2012
  • Deployments: 563
  • Apprehensions: 10
  • Training Hours: 1,300+
  • Biggest narcotics find: 5.51 lbs. of heroin hidden inside an air vent in a laundry room
  • Accolades: HCSO Medal of Merit, 10 Medallions for outstanding deployments through the USCPCA Region 12

For media inquiries, contact Jeremy Zoss at 612-543-0443 or

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