Yarmouth PD Pays Tribute to Slain Officer 1 Year After His Death

Yarmouth Police Department Sgt. Sean Gannon, 32, was fatally shot in the line of duty on April 12, 2018

The Yarmouth Police Department is honoring the life of slain Sgt. Sean Gannon on the 1-year anniversary of his death.

Yarmouth police posted a 4-minute video tribute about Gannon on its Facebook page Friday. The video shows numerous images of Gannon, his family, and images of him and his K-9, Nero, on and off the job as the song "Let It Be" plays in the background.

"Just be like Sean and the world will be a better place," the department said on Facebook.

They also shared the text of an op-ed by Gannon's wife published earlier this week in the Cape Cod Times where she thanked the community for their outpouring of support following her husband’s death. She noted the multiple letters, drawings and homemade meals she received following the tragedy.

"For all of that, and for so much more, I am eternally grateful," Dara Gannon said.

Sean Gannon was shot and killed on April 12, 2018 when he was serving a warrant at a Cape Cod home. He was taken to Cape Cod Hospital, where he died. Gannon’s K-9, Nero, was also shot and underwent emergency surgery. He has since recovered.

Dara Gannon urged anyone who wants to remember Sean to do so by reaching out to their loved ones or helping others. From turning a wrong into a right, paying for a stranger’s coffee or simply saying hello to an old friend, Dara says "no gesture is too small."

"We each have a special gift," she wrote. "Please use yours for someone else. I feel that is Sean’s legacy."

The slain officer was posthumously promoted to sergeant on the day of his funeral. He joined the Yarmouth Police Department in 2010 after being a campus police officer at Stonehill College for three years.

The gunman who shot Sgt. Gannon, 30-year-old Thomas Latanowich, was indicted in the officer’s murder and on eight other charges.

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