YARMOUTH, Mass. (WPRI) — For the first time since the Yarmouth K-9 was shot in an incident that killed his handler, Nero returned to the police department Wednesday to visit his comrades.
Nero was shot in the cheek while he and his handler, Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon, assisted other officers in serving a warrant at a home in Barnstable. Gannon, 32, was shot and killed.
Nero was rushed to the Cape Cod Animal Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. The 28-month-old Belgian Malinois was released from the hospital last week and was transported home in Gannon’s cruiser.
“Nero came to YPD today to say hello,” the Yarmouth Police Department posted on their Facebook page. “It is very uplifting to see him during these difficult times.”
The man who shot Nero and Gannon, Thomas Latanowich, was charged with murder and has been ordered held without bail.