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Yarmouth Police officer Sean Gannon to be remembered at candlelight vigil

The suspect was reportedly taken into custody throughout the hours after the incident

The suspect accused of fatally shooting a MA police officer on Thursday while he was being served a warrant had 111 prior adult offenses and was on probation, authorities said.

Even as an undergraduate Sean Gannon knew he wanted to be a K-9 officer with a police department.

Yarmouth police officers packed the courtroom for the arraignment. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Gannon was 32 and had been with the Yarmouth police for 8 years.

He was married with no children.

"All are welcome and urged to attend as we express of love for Officer Gannon and his family as we grieve together as one", the Yarmouth Police Department wrote on its Facebook page. He was at the police station Thursday night, commiserating and offering comfort to other Yarmouth cops.

Shaughnessy said the school will create a memorial for Gannon on school grounds. "He conducted himself with honor, from start to finish".

Gannon, a K9 officer, was shot and killed as he and his dog searched for the suspect in an attic area. The animal's current condition is not known, according to the Boston Globe.

Latanowich was arrested after a long standoff with police at the home. Yarmouth Police described him back in 2016 as "a notorious and violent criminal with 111 prior criminal charges".

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