Dozens of police officers, first responders and strangers came together to salute a Yarmouth police officer shot and killed while serving a warrant at a home on Cape Cod Thursday afternoon.
Officer Sean Gannon, 32, was described as a rising star within the Yarmouth Police Department, and everyone who knew him have been left heartbroken after hearing the devastating news of his death.
Gannon had been with the Yarmouth Police Department for eight years, and was friends with law enforcement members across the Commonwealth.
In an incredible show of support, police officers and other first responders lined up outside Cape Cod Hospital in tribute to Gannon.
Then, one-by-one, all of them filed out with their lights flashing for a massive procession as Gannon’s body was brought to the Medical Examiner’s Office at Otis Air Force Base.
It was a heartbreaking and poignant sight as officer got out of their cruisers and saluted, saying goodbye and paying their respects.
It wasn’t only police officers and first responders who stood at the side of the road to salute Gannon.
Everyday citizens also arrived to pay their respects to the fallen officer.
“I feel compelled that my daughter knows that these people serve us and protect us,” Robert Horne said. “We felt it was the right thing to do to honor this officer tonight.”
Gannon worked in law enforcement for nearly his entire adult life. He spent eight years with the Yarmouth police Department, and before that he was a Stonehill College police officer and intermittent officer with the Nantucket Police Department.
He was Yarmouth’s first, full-time drug detection K-9 patrol officer and was paired up with his dog about a year ago.
There was a massive outpouring of support and remembrance from police departments across the state and country.
MORE: You can contribute to a GoFundMe page for Officer Gannon's family here.
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