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Fallen Sgt. Sean Gannon Honored at Cape Cod League Baseball Game

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    Fallen Police Sgt. Sean Gannon Honored at Baseball Game

    Donations from the baseball game honoring Sgt. Sean Gannon are going to the Yarmouth Police Foundation as part of an effort to raise money to build a K9 training facility in Yarmouth.

    (Published Sunday, July 8, 2018)

    A Cape Cod League Baseball team honored fallen Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon during a game on Sunday.

    The Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox players wore jerseys with "Gannon" on the back, and fans packed the stand and made donations.

    Many purchased plush puppies that had been made in the likeness of Sgt. Gannon's K9 partner Nero, who was shot the day he was killed.

    The ball team raised $5,000 and presented the police department with a check at the game. The donations are going to the Yarmouth Police Foundation as part of an effort to raise money to build a K9 training facility in Yarmouth.

    It’s a cause near and dear to the fallen officer and his family, as Sgt. Gannon was with his K9 Nero when he was shot and killed in the line of duty in April.

    Nero survived and was at the ball field Sunday night.

    Yarmouth police say it’s emotional to receive all this community support.

    “It means a lot. We have been through a lot," Yarmouth Deputy Chief Steven Xiarhos said. "This murder was horrible and the shooting of our dog by a career criminal. What it does has brought the community together and here is another example."

    The Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox beat the Chatham Anglers 10-1 and were using the hashtag on Twitter #WinForGannon.

    Gannon, 32, was shot and killed while he and other officers were serving an arrest warrant on career criminal Thomas Latanowich at a home in Barnstable on April 12.

    Nero was also shot in the face and neck.

    Latanowich, who is being held without bail on murder charges, allegedly sent text messages to his ex-girlfriend stating "I killed a cop" and "I shot a k-9" during the incident.

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