ORANGE - Police in Orange are mourning the death of a department K-9 that was fatally struck in the line of duty.

Police say Major, handled by Officer Chris Brown, was struck and killed Saturday morning by an oncoming truck on Route 34. Major and Brown were assisting a disabled vehicle at the time.

The dog had graduated from the State Police K-9 Academy just last month.

Police say the driver of the truck that struck Major stopped immediately and likely will not be charged.