Rest in Peace VCSO K-9 Nero

Photos for Headline Surfer / Deputy Trevor Gamble with K-9 Nero (RIP: Jan. 03, 2009 to Nov. 15, 2019).

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The Volusia Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad and Explosives Detection Canine Unit is mourning the loss of retired K-9 Nero.

K-9 Nero passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, after an unexpected medical episode at his home. K-9 Nero was just shy of eleven years old.

K-9 Nero was partnered with Deputy Trevor Gamble from May 2010 until his retirement in October 2018. K-9 Nero was an explosives detection canine assigned to VSO's Judicial Services Division. His primary duty was keeping the staff and patrons of the DeLand Courthouse safe.

In addition to his duties at the courthouse, K-9 Nero responded to countless calls for service in Volusia County, provided K-9 support for special events held each year at the speedway, assisted fellow law enforcement agencies in Central Florida and provided educational opportunities to citizens at K-9 Unit demonstrations.

"During his 8 1/2 year career K-9 Nero participated in several Explosives Detection Canine seminars and was awarded trophies and certificates of achievement for outstanding precision in explosives detection" the Volusia County Deputies Association, Local 6035, said in a statement on its Facebook page.

"K-9 Nero and Deputy Gamble represented Volusia Sheriff's Office as true professionals. Rest in Peace K-9 Nero. We will take it from here."

"During his 8 1/2 year career K-9 Nero participated in several Explosives Detection Canine seminars and was awarded trophies and certificates of achievement for outstanding precision in explosives detection" the Volusia County Deputies Association, Local 6035, said in a statement on its Facebook page.

"K-9 Nero and Deputy Gamble represented Volusia Sheriff's Office as true professionals. Rest in Peace K-9 Nero. We will take it from here."

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.