Yarmouth police dog to undergo surgery

Yarmouth police dog to undergo surgery

Yarmouth police dog to undergo surgery

"The sky was the limit for him", Frederickson said.

Latanowich has a long history of run-ins with law enforcement and was linked to 111 prior criminal charges, police said in a Facebook post. "Our faculty and staff are privileged to have had a role in preparing Officer Gannon for his service-focused career that tragically came to an end yesterday".

A Yarmouth police officer who was shot in the head while serving a warrant in the town of Barnstable, Mass. has died from his injuries at Cape Cod Hospital. He was taken to the hospital, but did not survive.

"We are also praying tonight for the recovery of Officer Gannon's K9 partner, who was also injured in today's tragic incident", state police said in a statement.

Yarmouth police officer Sean Gannon wasn't the only victim of Thursday afternoon's shooting in Barnstable.

Latanowich shot Yarmouth K-9 officer Sean Gannon on Thursday while he and other officers were serving an arrest warrant for a possible probation violation at a home in Barnstable, on Cape Cod, police said.

Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson called Gannon a "remarkable young man". Baker also ordered all USA and state flags on state buildings lowered to half-staff in honor of the fallen officer. "He's going to be sorely missed".

Gannon, a Mass. native and Westfield State College graduate, went to high school in Dartmouth and "worked his entire career in our communities", including the Stonehill College Police Department and the Nantucket Police Department, according to Baker.

The K-9 officer expired after he had been captured in the mind, a police source told FOX25 Boston.

Latanowich is expected back in court in June.

According to Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe, Latanowich's last known address was in Somerville, outside Boston.

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