Cape Cod Red Cross Announces Honorees for 2019 Heroes Breakfast

HYANNIS – The return of the annual Cape, Islands, and Southeastern Massachusetts Heroes Breakfast will take place this spring as more than two dozen men and women in the community will be honored.

The 17th annual Heroes Breakfast, hosted and presented by the Red Cross, honors ‘heroes among heroes’ – professionals and ordinary citizens who go above and beyond the call of duty to do extraordinary things to help people.

Slain Yarmouth Police Sergeant Sean Gannon, who was killed in April of 2018 while serving an arrest warrant, will posthumously be given the Community Impact Hero award.

A full list of heroes being honored are:

Professional Heroes:

Retired Yarmouth Police Officer Peter McClelland

Officer John Munise, Taunton Police Department (Posthumously)

Seekonk Police Department- Officers Michael Knox, Wayne Thornhill, James Nelson & Alicia Kelly

Avery Nardone, Town of Yarmouth Lifeguard

Armed Forces Heroes:

Christopher Azevedo, Retired Army National Guard, New Bedford

AST2 Mike Kelly, US Coast Guard, Mashpee

Life Saving Heroes:

Lorraine Cabral, Fairhaven

Michael Dimond, Middleborough

Nicholas Callahan (South Dennis) & Kevin McCarthy (West Barnstable)

Dana Passante, Yarmouth

Rosemary Heath, Taunton

Jeff Turner & Doug Lindley, Nantucket

Red Cross Blood Hero:

Robert Mahoney, East Dennis

By TIM DUNN, News Center 

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