Yarmouth Police Officer Shot and Killed in the Line of Duty

K9 Officer Sean Gannon, 32, gave his life today
Office Sean Gannon has fallen in the line of duty. (YPD photo)

Update - District Attorney Names Suspect

District Attorney Michael O'Keefe has named the arrested suspect as Thomas M Latanowich, born 7/14/88 with a last know address of 16 Lee St in Somerville.

Update - Statement from Yarmouth Police

With deep sorrow and heavy hearts the Yarmouth Police Department reports the loss of Officer Sean Gannon. Officer Sean Gannon was killed in the line of duty today.  

From Governor Charlie Baker:  Heartbroken to learn of the passing of Officer Gannon & my thoughts and prayers are with his family, loved ones and the Yarmouth Police Dept. after this tragic loss. MA is blessed to have courageous men & women who put their lives on the line to protect our communities every day. 

Original Story

A Yarmouth Police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty this afternoon.  The officer, whose name has not yet been released, was with Barnstable Police for the purpose of serving a warrant at a home at 109 Blueberry Lane in Marstons Mills.

The party came under gunfire and the officer was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officers from Barnstable and surrounding towns rushed to the scene.  A SWAT team was seen arriving, as well.

After negotiations the suspect was taken into custody around 6 p.m. 

No further information has been released at this time. 

All of us at Cape Cod Today send our warmest thoughts and prayers to the officer's family along with his brothers and sisters in blue.  "Well done, good and faithful servant."


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