The Boston Police Department Announces the Passing of Retired BPD K-9 Nico

The Boston Police Department is saddened to announce the passing of retired BPD K-9 Nico. Nico retired in 2020 after 9 years of service to the City of Boston as a dual purpose Patrol and Explosive Ordnance Detection K-9.

During his career, Nico worked in support of our patrol officers, leading to numerous high priority arrests as well as the recovery of 26 firearms, more than 85 shell casings and numerous pieces of evidence. K-9 Nico responded to the tragic events of the 2013 Boston Marathon and was involved in the resulting manhunt several days later in Watertown. Nico also was involved in hundreds of protective bomb sweeps during numerous local events including several MLB World Series, NBA Finals and NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs as well as the many Duck Boat Parades that often followed those events. 

We are certain that the service of K-9 Nico over the years helped protect our city and the officers who proudly serve to keep our communities safe. The men and women of the Boston Police Department extend our sympathies to his handler and partner as we thank BPD K-9 Nico for his years of service.