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(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.

… the older vests they have used for their police dogs are old, heavy and outdated.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.