(WPRI) – Every year, the Yarmouth Police Department hosts a 5K race for a cause. This year, it’s to honor one of their own. K-9 Sergeant Sean Gannon was killed in the line of duty on April 12, 2018 while serving a search warrant in Barnstable. His K-9, Nero, was shot and badly injured, but he survived and is recovering.
Sergeant Gannon was an 8-year veteran of the Yarmouth Police Department.
On their race website, Yarmouth Police described Sgt. Gannon saying, “Sergeant Gannon leaves a legacy of high moral integrity, infectious humor, and collaborative work with colleagues. He enjoyed travel, working with his hands, donating his time to Big Brother/Big Sister and being outside. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Sean was deeply intuitive and inspired others to be their best selves”
For more information on the race, click here.