Jesse Brown to Introduce Federal “Nero’s Law” Bill Upon Taking Office
PLYMOUTH, Mass. - The 9th Congressional District candidate Jesse Brown, upon taking office in the U.S. House of Representatives in January 2023, will make it one of his first orders of business to introduce a bill permitting emergency medical personnel to transport and treat K9 Officers in the event of injury.
Since “Nero’s Law” was signed into law in Massachusetts this past April, Jesse knows this is an important piece of legislation to introduce on the federal level.
Nero’s Law was signed into law in response to the line-of-duty shooting that killed Yarmouth Police Sergeant Sean Gannon and severely injured his K9 partner Nero in 2018. At the time, Massachusetts law did not allow emergency medical personnel to treat Nero’s critical injuries. Nero’s Law now permits emergency medical treatment and the transport of K9 partners, including first aid, CPR, and lifesaving interventions.
“K9 Officers are essential to various federal agencies including Homeland Security, the FBI, and Border Patrol. We must fulfill our shared obligation to give federal K9 Officers immediate, quality treatment, which can save their lives,” said Jesse Brown.