‘Heroes for Nero’ Fundraiser Attracts Hundreds to Yarmouth Event

YARMOUTH – Hundreds of people turned out Thursday night at a fundraiser for the Cape & Islands Police K-9 Relief Fund.

The event was held in honor of slain Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon and his partner Nero.

It was held at Howl-A-Day Inn of Cape Cod Boarding, Daycare & Training in Yarmouth and organized by Katie Clancy.

Gannon was shot and killed last month while serving an arrest warrant in Marstons Mills. His partner Nero continues to recover from wounds suffered in the incident.

Clancy said they were already planning a fundraiser for the foundation before the shooting and decided to hold the event in Nero and Gannon’s honor.

“I’ve been surrounded by a dozen amazing people to make this happen. And the community has come out in force,” said Clancy.

“This is about healing and hope and turning something really terrible into something really good,” said Clancy.

Supporters from across the Cape packed the party to capacity, including first responders who attended for free.

The K-9 Relief Fund supports police service dogs in their retirement.

After a K-9 is retired from a police department, all the costs for the animal’s care is with the owner and not the town.

At this point, Nero is not considered a retired dog and costs for his Nero’s surgery and present care are the responsibility of the department.

When he retires he will be eligible to benefit from the relief fund.

To donate to the Sean Gannon Memorial Fund, visit yarmouthpolicefoundation.org.

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