Police officer shot and killed serving warrant in Cape Cod town

Sean Gannon, 32, was an eight-year veteran of the force.

April 13, 2018, 1:51 AM

A police officer was shot and killed Thursday afternoon while serving a warrant in the Cape Cod town of Barnstable, Massachusetts.

Yarmouth police officer Sean Gannon, 32, was one of a number of officials from Yarmouth, Barnstable and the Massachusetts state police who came under fire when serving a warrant in the Barnstable village of Marston Mills, Massachusetts, at about 2:30 p.m.

Gannon was shot and rushed to Cape Cod Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe and Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson.

"Sean was a wonderful, wonderful young man. And I'm not just saying that. The sky was the limit for him," Frederickson said. "We're going to miss him terribly. Our department is going to miss him terribly."

Thomas Latanowich, of Somerville, Mass., was taken into custody, according to authorities. The 29-year-old will be charged with murder, according to the district attorney.

Dozens of police cars lined up outside Cape Cod Hospital for a procession of killed officer Sean Gannon, 32, to the Medical Examiner's Office,

Gannon was Yarmouth's first full-time K-9 patrol officer, and his dog, Nero, was also shot in the incident, according to Boston ABC affiliate WCVB. Nero was shot in the side of the face and will undergo surgery on Friday, WCVB reported.

Gannon joined the Yarmouth Police Department in 2010, according to WCVB.