Accused Cop KIller Pleads Not Guilty to Murder

Held without bail in shooting of Officer Sean Gannon, K9 Nero
2016 booking photo of Thomas Latanowich. Yarmouth Police took this photo after arresting Latanowich in a stabbing incident at Swan Pond Village.

The man accused of killing Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon and shooting his K9 partner Nero entered a plea of Not Guilty to a murder charge today in Barnstable District Court. He is also charged with mistreating or interfering with a police dog.

Thomas Latanowich, age 29, will be held without bail.  His next court appearance is a probably cause hearing on June 26th.

Officer Gannon and K9 Nero were both shot while assisting in the serving of a warrant at 109 Blueberry Lane in Marstons Mills.  Officer Gannon died of his wounds.  Nero has undergone emergency surgery and is undergoing treatment.

The scene at the courthouse was a bit of a media circus with TV trucks and a swarm of reporters.  Raw video from the "perp walk" into the building was replete with shouted obscene remarks from bystanders.  Latanowich was removed from a Yarmouth police cruiser and surrounded by officers as he entered the building.


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