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Cape Cod St. Patrick's Parade to Honor Slain Officer

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    Cape Cod St. Patrick's Parade to Honor Slain Officer

    The annual Cape Cod St. Patrick's Parade will honor a Yarmouth police officer who was killed last year in the line of duty.

    The March 9 parade in Yarmouth will honor Sgt. Sean Gannon, who was shot while he and other officers were serving an arrest warrant at a Barnstable home in April. Gannon's K-9, Nero, who was injured in the shooting but survived, will also be honored.

    MassLive.com reports that Parade Committee Chairman Desmond Keogh said the focus of this year's parade is to "offer the community an opportunity to heal."

    Organizers say Gannon and Nero regularly participated in the parade.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    The grand marshal will be Yarmouth Police K-9 officer Peter McClelland, who trained Nero and was with him through his recovery.

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