Sean Gannon

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Yarmouth, MA

Branch of Service: Police Officer

Rank: K9 Police Officer

Police Officer Sean Gannon was shot and killed while assisting with a warrant service at 109 Blueberry Lane, in Barnstable. Officer Gannon and his canine partner, Nero, were searching the home and located the wanted man in a closet. The man opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Gannon and wounding Nero.

Gannon graduated with honors from Westfield State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, a Master’s with honors from MA Maritime Academy with a degree in Emergency Management in 2011, and the MBTA Municipal Police Academy. Gannon’s internships included Nantucket Police, Westfield Police, and earned certifications as an EMT and Life Saving Instructor.

Sean leaves a legacy of high moral integrity, infectious humor, and collaborative work with colleagues. He enjoyed travel, working with his hands, donating his time to Big Brother/Big Sister and being outside. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Sean was deeply intuitive and inspired others to be their best selves.

Age: 32

Date of Death: April 12, 2018

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