Fallen Yarmouth Police Sgt. honored on anniversary of death

By Sam Vaccaro

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YARMOUTH, Mass. (WLNE) – Police departments across New England are paying tribute to a fallen officer on the anniversary of his death.

Flags were lowered to half-mast Friday in Yarmouth to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Yarmouth Police Sergeant Sean Gannon, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on April 12th 2018.

Gannon was killed while serving an arrest warrant in Barnstable. His K-9 officer partner Nero was also shot, but survived.

The Yarmouth Police Department posted a video tribute to him, and other police departments across Massachusetts took to social media to honor Gannon’s memory.  


“Just be like Sean and the world will be a better place”, Yarmouth Deputy Chief Steve Xiarhos said in an email.

Since his death, a public playground, a Yarmouth Police training facility, and a pediatric wing at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford have been dedicated in Gannon’s memory.

Gannon’s wife Dara has called for people to perform acts of kindness for others in honor of her late husband.

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