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Wake, Funeral Arrangements Announced for Yarmouth Officer

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    Community Mourns Fallen Yarmouth Officer

    Officer Sean Gannon was fatally shot while serving a warrant Thursday. Yarmouth police described him as a "notorious and violent criminal" with over 100 prior criminal charges in Massachusetts. Many of the charges were later dismissed.

    (Published Saturday, April 14, 2018)

    Funeral arrangements have been released for Yarmouth officer Sean Gannon, who was shot and killed Thursday while attempting to serve a warrant.

    The wake will be held at Saint Pius X Church at 5 Barbara St. in South Yarmouth on Tuesday, April 17, from 4-8 p.m. A law enforcement walk-by will be held at 5:30 p.m.

    The funeral will be held at Saint Pius X Church at 5 Barbara St. in South Yarmouth on Wednesday, April 18, beginning at 11 a.m.

    Officer Gannon and two other officers were trying to serve 29-year-old Thomas Latanowich with an arrest warrant on Thursday afternoon, when Gannon was shot in the attic during a sweep of the Barnstable home.

    Latanowich was arraigned Friday on a murder charge and one count of mistreating a police dog. Officer Gannon's K9 Nero was shot in the incident.

    According to the Massachusetts Probation Service, a warrant was issued for Latanowich's arrest days ago after he wasn't home for a probation visit and failed to appear for a drug test.

    Latanowich, who has an extensive criminal record, is being held without bail.

    Nero underwent emergency surgery and it's hoped he will make a full recovery.

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