Early Sunday, the department posted a picture of Nero, bandaged and with a medical tube inserted int his body, but standing nonetheless.
"You have to think because this an emotional time for them - a nice, seaside Cape Cod town where people like to say things like, 'This just don't happen, '" Machado said. He was later transferred to a surgical facility.
"We are also praying tonight for the recovery of Officer Gannon's K9 partner, who was also injured in today's tragic incident", state police said in a statement.
Chief Frederickson also gave an emotional plea during his remarks calling for better measures of protection for police officers. Many were shocked by the death of Gannon - the first intentional police killing in recent Cape memory.
The Yarmouth officer, accompanied by Nero, was attempting to serve a warrant in the Marstons Mills village of Barnstable on Thursday afternoon.
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The criminal justice system extends from police to prosecutors, court officers, probation officers, judges, lawmakers, corrections facilities. "Sean was a wonderful, wonderful, young man".
"Our organization is pushing forward as we have broken families to support - a community who loves us - and coward known as 125 behind bars who has earned the death penalty".
Southwick Police Department: "The Southwick Police Department would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Ofc". That was Auburn Police officer, Ronald Tarentino, who was shot and killed in May of 2016 during a traffic stop.
The suspect, who has a lengthy criminal record and is being described as very unsafe, was taken into custody after a lengthy standoff with police while remaining barricaded inside the home, the station reports.