New Bedford Hospital Ward Renamed for Sgt. Gannon

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A New Bedford hospital has renamed its pediatric unit after a Yarmouth police officer killed in the line of duty earlier this year.

The dedication at St. Luke Hospital for the K-9 Sgt. Sean McNamee Gannon Pediatric Unit took place Tuesday in a private ceremony.

The Standard-Times reports that Southcoast Health CEO Keith Hovan presented the idea to rename the ward to the board of trustees, who unanimously supported it.

Gannon, a New Bedford native and Yarmouth officer, was fatally shot while helping to serve an arrest warrant at a home in Marstons Mills in April. His dog Nero was also shot, but survived.

Earlier this month, Southcoast Health presented a check for $25,000 to the Sgt. Sean M. Gannon Playground Committee.

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