(AP) — The police dog shot when his handler was killed while serving an arrest warrant in Massachusetts has been released from a veterinary hospital. Yarmouth police say Nero was released Wednesday, the same day as Yarmouth K-9 Officer Sean Gannon’s funeral. Link.
Nero was also Gannon’s family dog and is expected to be returned to his family. Police thanked retired K-9 handler, Peter McLelland, who they said has been by Nero’s side since the shooting. “Rest In Peace Sean, your beloved K9 Nero is home,” police added. Link.
WEST YARMOUTH, Mass. – One by one, K-9 officers saluted with their right hands, holding their dogs with their left, in tribute to one of their own. Yarmouth Police Department K-9 Officer Sean McNamee Gannon, 32, was killed April 12 after he was shot in the … Link.
WEST YARMOUTH — The special bond between police dogs and their handlers — and between K-9 officers themselves — was on display Wednesday on a mile-long stretch of Higgins Crowell Road. Hundreds of the four-legged crime fighters, along with their … Link.
The months-long training process is quite involved, with only a few breeds adaptable to become police canines. A picture of the German Shepherd puppy shows a palpable eagerness in becoming a K9, however, and her human trainers seem confident the girl will … Link.
PALO ALTO — The city will pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging a black teenager’s civil rights were violated two years ago when he was attacked by a police dog, attorneys said. TJ Murray, who was 16 at the time, was repeatedly bitten by a Palo … Link.
… the older vests they have used for their police dogs are old, heavy and outdated. As a result, some departments, such as Mount Dora police, choose not to use the vests. “We tested the K-9 protective vests and they proved to just be too heavy and … Link.
Omaha Police K-9 Tye is a top dog on both the force and social media. The 5-year-old Belgian Malinois is both narcotics and patrol trained and is approaching 4,000 followers on Twitter under his account “OPDK9TYE.” Tye’s handler, Officer Jodi Sautter … Link.
STORY: Phoenix PD mourns the loss of K9 Bane after death stemming from pursuit We certainly consider dogs as part of the family, but does the law treat K9s like human officers? Under Arizona law, police K9s are considered “working animals,” not law … Link.
The wounded police dog of slain Yarmouth Police Sergeant Sean M. Gannon was released from the hospital Wednesday and the K-9 will eventually live with Gannon’s family, Yarmouth police said. Nero, a 2 1/2-year-old Belgian Malinois, was shot in the face … Link.