Barnstable Town Council Honors Local Law Enforcement

Pictured from left to right (front): Trooper Michael Turgeon, Officer Christopher VanNess, Officer Michael Lima,Officer Joseph Cairns, Lt. Michael Clark, Officer Sean Geary’s parents, and Chief Matthew Sonnabend.Surrounding the Officers are members of the Barnstable Town Council: James Tinsley, Paul Hebert, Jessica Rapp Grassetti, Paula Schnepp, Debra Dagwan, Paul Neary, Eric Steinhilber, Phil Wallace, James Crocker (President), and Matthew Levesque.

HYANNIS – A special recognition was held on April 4 at the Barnstable Town Council meeting of the Barnstable Police Department.

Town Councilor Matthew Levesque, also a member of the Blue Coats, introduced Chief Matthew Sonnabend who presented BPD Medals of Valor to Barnstable Police Lt. Michael Clark, Officer Joseph Cairns, Officer Michael Lima, Yarmouth Police Officers Christopher VanNess and Sean Geary (represented by his parents) and Massachusetts State Police Trooper Michael Turgeon. 

Chief Sonnabend also recognized all members of the Barnstable Police Department who were on active duty on April 12, 2018 when Yarmouth K9 Sgt. Sean Gannon was shot and killed in the line of duty serving an arrest warrant in Marstons Mills with a letter of commendation for their professionalism and unwavering support during this difficult time.

State Representative Will Crocker presented citations from the Massachusetts Senate and House. Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson offered words of appreciation.
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