On June 21, 2010, the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office welcomed K-9 Nero, thanks to the generosity of Dr. Tim Ioannides and his wife, Cammy.
Dr. and Mrs. Ioannides, of Vero Beach, Florida, both dog lovers, had housed retired K-9's in their home as well as purchased K-9's for Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties. The Ioannides love Okeechobee and wanted to also donate to the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office.
Once again Dr. and Mrs. Ioannides donated monies for the purchase of another K-9.
K-9 Magnum, became the latest deputy at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office thanks to the Ioannides.