K9 Nero

K9 Nero

Sacramento County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Saturday, December 27, 2003

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K9 Nero died as a result of injuries he sustained in an automobile collision on December 23, 2003. K9 Nero and his handler responded to assist deputies in pursuit of a vehicle stolen from the Sacramento International Airport. During the pursuit, Nero and his handler were involved in a single vehicle accident. Nero was ejected from the patrol car and sustained fatal injuries.

K9 Nero's career was highlighted by 394 felony arrests and apprehension of 78 criminals.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 5
  • Tour 4 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Tuesday, December 23, 2003

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RIP Nero

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 31, 2017

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