K9 Nero - E.O.W. 7.7.2016. Handler Deputy Marc Nye ... From Nero's Handler: "I'm very sorry to report that K9 Nero lost his battle with lymphoma and died this morning at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center in Columbus. I was at Nero's side in his final moments and he went peacefully in my arms. I am extremely devastated by the loss of my fearless partner but I was so lucky to have the opportunity to have him work by my side. "