YPD hosts Meet Our 4-legged hero K9 Nero

– The men and women of the Yarmouth Police Department hosted a very special ‘Meet and Greet’ type of event with Yarmouth Police Department K9 Nero for the media Friday at 12:30 PM in their Community Room at Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters.

Over the past three weeks, Yarmouth Police have received thousands of inquiries from all over the world about K9 Nero and YPD hosted this day so that members of the media can see K9 Nero and meet some of the handlers who have cared for him.

K9 Nero is recovering strongly from his near fatal gunshot wounds which occurred only 21 days ago and we must emphasize that he is struggling emotionally with the loss of his beloved partner—K9 Sgt. Sean M. Gannon—and is still very protective.

Retired K9 officer Peter McClelland has been caring for the dog since Nero was released from surgery.

It is expected that he will continue to recover for another 3 weeks and then possibly be returned to the Gannon family.

Nero was shot through the neck damaging his larynx and esophagus. The bullet remains lodged inside him and doctors have said they will leave the bullet instead of removing it to prevent any more discomfort for the dog.

Several other dog handlers were on hand for the event on Thursday including Barnstable police K-9 Officer Sean Roycroft, who has also spent time taking care of Nero.

YPD thanks everyone all across the world for their prayers, donations, and concerns.

They especially thank our friends and colleagues in the media who have been by our side every step of the way.

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