POLICE DOG WHO SAVED TWO LIVES PASSES AWAY FROM ILLNESS - "In addition to his enforcement and operations duties, K-9 Nero participated in hundreds of K-9 demonstrations for school children throughout Berkshire County.”
Nero, a police dog with the Pittsfield Police Department in Massachusetts, recently passed away after a long illness. Nero was a member of the department for almost eight years, and he has been praised for saving the lives of two elderly people who became lost. Nero responded to over 400 cases along with his handler, Officer James Parise. Read more from the Pittsfield Police Department:
In 2009, K-9 Nero received the Department’s Life Saving Commendation for his actions in locating a woman who had wandered away from a homeless shelter in freezing temperatures and not dressed for the weather. Nero located the missing woman trying to keep warm under a pile of leaves. In 2012, Nero tracked an elderly man who had wandered from his home in freezing cold temperatures. After a two mile track, Nero located the man in a barn, where he was seeking shelter and trying to stay warm.
In addition to his enforcement and operations duties, K-9 Nero participated in hundreds of K-9 demonstrations for school children throughout Berkshire County. Nero was requested on a regular basis by the elementary schools in Pittsfield, where he and Officer Parise would teach young children about police work, the K9 program, and most importantly, how to be act around dogs in order to avoid being accidently bitten.
K-9 Nero was a valued and productive member of the Pittsfield Police Department and will be missed greatly.
Nero did a lot of good in his life and now he is at rest. Click here for more.