Oviedo Police Department lays loyal K-9 to rest

Nero, a 6 year-old German Shepherd, will be laid to rest with full honors


OVIEDO, Fla. – The Oviedo Police Department laid K-9 Nero to rest at 3 p.m. Friday.

Nero, a 6-year-old German Shepherd, has served with the Oviedo Police Department for four years.

Nero and his handler Officer David Capetillo are credited with numerous drug detections as well as tracking criminal suspects, lost children and missing adults. The two also performed demonstrations at several events throughout the year, including DARE graduations at all four elementary schools in the city.

Nero was diagnosed with terminal cancer and was put down for humane reasons. 

He was laid to rest will full honors at a ceremony that was held Friday afternoon at the local animal hospital.