Keely never stopped admiring how Karen and Nikon worked together, so bonded, but her favorite memory is when a little girl named Ellie befriended Nikon. There was an instantaneous connection between this small human and mighty dog. Shortly after Ellie's family moved two hours away Keely and Karen received a call from her mother. Ellie was having nightmares that a bad person was breaking into their house because she no longer had Nikon nearby to protect her. Keely sent Ellie a stuffed police shepherd with a letter signed by Nikon's actual paw print. The box got lost in transit and no one could find it. When Keely called Ellie's mom to tell her about Nikon, she confirmed the box still hadn't arrived. Ten minutes after they hung up, a photo of Ellie holding the stuffed animal and note popped up on Keely's Facebook page. The package had finally arrived. Nikon remains victorious, even from Dog Heaven.
Nikon's ashes were escorted home on August 5th by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Department and Old Richmond Fire Department. Fox 8 News was there to capture this hero's homecoming. A crowd of people lined the street to Officer Karen Simmons and her wife, Keely Greene's home.