On the same day Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon was laid to rest, his police dog was released from the hospital.
K-9 Nero was released from an animal hospital in Cape Cod and taken home in Gannon's police cruiser.
Nero's handler, 32-year-old Sgt. Gannon was shot and killed in the line of duty while serving a warrant in the Marstons Mills section of Barnstable last Thursday.
K-9 Nero was also shot during the incident and underwent emergency surgery.
"We thank all of those who helped rescue and save this innocent animal's life---especially retired Yarmouth Police K9 Handler Peter McLelland, who entered the home after Nero was shot and has never left his side. Rest In Peace Sean, your beloved K9 Nero is home," Yarmouth Police wrote on their Facebook page.
Thousands attended Gannon's funeral on Wednesday in Cape Cod.
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