The Yarmouth police dog that was shot along with his handler has been released from a Buzzards Bay veterinary hospital. Nero was injured by the same gunman that shot and killed officer Sean Gannon on April 12th.

The 28-month-old K-9 partner of Sgt Gannon was shot in the face and neck while a warrant was being served at a home in Marstons Mills. The Yarmouth Police Department's Facebook page thanked those at Cape Cod Veterinary Specials for saving Nero's life.

The police K-9 was released shortly after the funeral of New Bedford native Sean Gannon. Law enforcement officers from around the county traveled to Cape Cod to attend services for the fallen Yarmouth officer.

Nero will now stay with a retired K-9 officer until he is fully recovered from the wounds.  He will then be returned to the family of officer Gannon.