Yarmouth police accepting donations to support fallen officer's family

Casey Dawson
April 14, 2018

Latanowich was held without bail, at Barnstable District Court.

A police officer on Cape Cod was shot throughout the head and killed Thursday whereas serving a warrant, native media reported.

Gannon spent eight years working at the Yarmouth Police Department.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker tweeted that he was "heartbroken" after listening to regarding the officer's demise and talked about his concepts and prayers have been with Gannon's "family, relations and the @yarmouthpolice after this tragic loss".

"We will, together, get through this, and we plan to keep Sean's memory alive, and I hope that everybody out there appreciates the work that police officers across the country do every day", he said Thursday night. Gannon died of his injuries and Nero is being treated at Dennis Veterinary Hospital.

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Shaughnessy said the school will create a memorial for Gannon on school grounds.

Gannon's K-9 partner Nero was also shot while Gannon was executing a warrant for Thomas Latanowich, 29, inside a home on Blueberry Lane.

The Yarmouth Police Foundation is a fully established 501c non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Tom Latanowich, 29, has had more than 110 prior criminal charges. He previously worked for the Nantucket and Stonehill College police departments.

The suspect, who has a criminal history, is now in custody, but a shootout with police ensued around 5:45 p.m. after the suspect fatally shot Gannon, CBS 5 reported.

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