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ASHLAND – Members of the Ashland Fire Department attended the live canine training required for the implementation of Nero’s Law yesterday, February 3.

Following the death of Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon and the subsequent injuries suffered by his K9 partner Nero, Nero’s Law enables first responders to provide aid and transportation to injured police dogs. Nero survived.

Under the provisions of Nero’s Law, a K9 injured in the line of duty can now be transported to a Veterinary Hospital by first responders.  This will ensure that the officer will have quicker access to medical treatment. 

Veterinarian Dr. Ginny Dipaola From Tufts Animal Hospital conducted the training as well as Lt Briggs with Pharon, and Sgt. Alberini and his dog Ajax from the Ashland Police Department.  

Both canines, Pharon and Ajax were instrumental in the live rescue training.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.