Big Brothers Big Sisters Receives Donation in Honor of Sgt. Gannon

MARSTONS MILLS – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod and the Islands received a $1,800 donation over the weekend in memory of Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon.

The donation for the organization, which helps children by providing relationships with adult mentors, was presented by the Regency Drive Owner’s Association in Marstons Mills.

The $1,814 donation will support the Bigs in Blue initiative that Sgt. Gannon was a part of. Bigs in Blue seeks to connect police officers, as mentors, with youth in the community to form deeper, stronger ties between police officers and the communities that they serve.

Gannon, who was shot and killed while serving an arrest warrant in Marstons Mills in April, mentored 12-year-old Rylee through the program for three years.

“Our members wanted to do something meaningful to recognize Sean’s Impact, and when we learned about the Bigs in Blue program, we thought it was perfect,” said Teresa Hanafin. “So many people from our small association came together to make this gift possible in honor of Sean.”

“We are so thankful to everyone who made this contribution possible,” said JR Mell, Regional Director of BBBSCCI. “Sean was a mentor, a friend, and a guide to his Little Brother, Rylee. This donation will help us   expand our Bigs in Blue initiative on the Cape & Islands.”

Kathy Bryan, Sgt. Gannon’s mother in law and member of the association, thanked the members who had contributed, noting that honoring Sean in this way meant so much to her entire family.

Anyone interested in volunteering, or making a donation, with Big Brothers Big Sisters is encourage to visit their website: or call 508-771-5150.

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