Police Academy scholarship to honor K9 Sgt. Sean Gannon
YARMOUTH, Mass. (WLNE)– A scholarship to the Cape Cod Municipal Police Academy, in honor of fallen K9 officer Sgt. Sean Gannon, is being offered to a recruit from Massachusetts.
Applicants must have 60 college credits completed or an honorable discharge from the military, demonstrate a commitment to community involvement, and the pursuit of professional development.
Additionally, anyone interested must be able to meet the academy’s entrance requirements, including being over the age of 21, with no prior felony convictions.
Applicants from southeastern Massachusetts are preferred.
More information can be found on the Sean M. Gannon Memorial Fund website.
Gannon was killed in the line of duty in 2018, while serving an arrest warrant. His K-9 officer partner Nero was also shot, but survived.
Following 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.