Candlelight Vigil Planned To Honor Slain Yarmouth Police Officer

An ambulance brings an officer to the hospital after they were shot in Barnstable

An ambulance brings an officer to the hospital after they were shot in Barnstable

Black-and-purple bunting draped on Officer Sean Gannon's Yarmouth Police cruiser following his line-of-duty death. "He has many friends on campus and their hearts go out to his family and his colleagues in the Yarmouth Police Department".

Yarmouth Chief Frank Frederickson said the 8-year veteran, was a "wonderful young man" with a promising career ahead of him.

At the time he was shot, Gannon was serving a warrant with his dog, Nero, and other officers from Yarmouth, Barnstable and the state police.

In a statement sent to 22News, Westfield State President Ramon S. Torrecilha extended condolences to Gannon's family, and said the university was privileged to have had a role in preparing him for his career.

Latanowich is expected back in court in June. Gannon was shot in the head during that interaction. He had been also serving the merit in city of Barnstable.

"His last sentence from us was a 4 to 5 state prison for a variety of gun charges, O'Keefe said". Dennis Veterinary Hospital posted on Facebook that Nero was shot in the face and neck but had been stabilized and faced surgery Friday.

Gannon, who was the Yarmouth Police Department's first full-time drug detection K-9 patrol officer, leaves behind a wife, Dara.

During a ceremony honoring two New Bedford police officers this morning, the city paid its respects to Gannon, as well. "His colleagues and friends in the Stonehill College Police Department are heartbroken by his death as is everyone in the Stonehill community who knew him".

Latanowich was taken into custody about an hour after the shooting and will be arraigned and charged with murder for Gannon's killing, said Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe.

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