A local artist has built a model ship in honor of a fallen officer.
For the past month, a Springfield artist has been putting together something special for the Gannon family.
Artist Amber Lemon has built a model ship in honor and in memory of slain Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon and his K9 partner Nero.
Sgt. Gannon was shot and killed on April 12 while serving a warrant. Nero was also hurt but has recovered.
The boat was built at the Indian Orchard Mills Artist Studio in Springfield. Gannon was an avid fisherman — and Lemon wants the boat to reflect the officer’s dedication to the job.
“This boat is a symbol of the officer’s life, how he went out there, very unselfishness,” said Al Gagliarducci, president of Al Gag’s custom lures. “He was in the element in the weather, always around helping people and saving people. Working with the community and stuff.”
“Losing a loved one is difficult and to have a chance to have such a small contribution to such a big event, I’m honored,” Lemon said. “I don’t care about the time and materials, I’m just honored the family is going to get something that is so momentous.”
The boat will be auctioned at a benefit for the Gannon Family on a Cape Cod Canal Cruise on June 28. The money will go towards the Gannon family.
The bids are already open. If you would like to make a bid — you can call the Yarmouth Police Department.