Press Release December 29, 2020
At approximately 9:20 am on this date, Officers were dispatched to a call for service where the suspect had fled the scene. Additional Plymouth Police Officers were dispatched to assist including K-9 Officer Keith Larson. Officer Larson pulled into a parking lot in the area of 179 Court Street to prepare his K-9 (Nico) for the call. Officer Larson was bitten by Nico during this interaction. After several attempts to disengage Nico, Officer Larson was forced to utilize his service weapon. Unfortunately, Nico died at the scene. Several Officers as well as Brewster Ambulance personnel were dispatched to assist Officer Larson. Officer Larson was transported to South Shore Hospital to be treated for injuries to his hands.
Officer Larson is a 17-year Veteran of the Plymouth Police Department with an exemplary record. He has been assigned to the K-9 Unit since March of 2017. He has been assigned to Nico since August of 2019. Officer Larson received a bite to his hand while deploying Nico in April of 2020. Officer Larson and Nico were reassigned to the Sheriffs Department K-9 Academy and re-certified for service in July of 2020.
Michael E. Botieri
Chief of Police