SPECIAL REPORT: Tragedy in Marstons Mills-Yarmouth Police officer shot and killed in the line of duty


Yarmouth Police officer Sean Gannon was shot and killed in the line of duty. End Of Watch 4/12/18 RIP

MARSTONS MILLS – Yarmouth Police have confirmed to the capecod.com Newscenter that one of their officers has died after being shot in the line of duty. The officer identified by Yarmouth Police as 32-year-old K-9 Officer Sean Gannon was with Barnstable Police officers attempting to serve a warrant on Blueberry Lane in Marstons Mills around 3:30 PM when they came under gunfire.


Ofc. Gannon was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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Dozens of officers from Barnstable and surrounding towns as well as the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office and Mass State Police rushed to the scene heavily armed and wearing bulletproof vests while they swarmed the neighborhood and canvassed the scene. A SWAT team was also seen arriving at the scene. After negotiations the suspect was taken into custody shortly after 6 PM.


Mass State Police confirm to Cape Wide News that an officer was shot while serving a warrant and police set up a perimeter where the suspect was believed to be. About 5:45 PM. the suspect was reportedly taken into custody.

At the Yarmouth Police station flowers were placed on the memorial stone outside the station. Governor Baker ordered all flags lowered to half staff. A procession of police vehicles escorted Ofc. Gannon’s body to the medical examiner’s office.
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