Yarmouth Police brought Nero to the department’s headquarters Friday afternoon to show a gathering of reporters the progress the K9 has made since being shot on April 12, a shooting that claimed the life of his K9 police partner, Yarmouth Sgt. Sean Gannon.
Also in attendance were the other K9 handlers who aided in Nero’s initial training and recovery. Retired Yarmouth K9 handler Peter McClelland, who initially trained Nero as a puppy, stayed with the 18-month old Belgian Malinois for 144 straight hours at Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists, first in Dennis and then in Buzzards Bay. McClelland was even with Nero during Gannon’s funeral:
Nero will continue his recovery – both physical and emotional - with McClelland with the hope of eventually being returned to Sean Gannon’s wife, Dara.