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Fallen Yarmouth Police Officer Always Wanted To Work With Police Dog, Westfield State Professor Says

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

A professor at Gannon’s alma mater, Westfield State University, remembers talking with Gannon about his plans when he was a student there and helping him get an internship with a local police department.

“He was a solid kid with his head on straight,” said John Jones, a criminal justice professor, according to MassLive.com. “He knew where he was going to go. He was very intent on pursuing a career in public safety.”

Gannon, 32, was shot in the head and killed Thursday afternoon in Marstons Mills while trying to serve a warrant on a suspect who had violated the terms of his probation, police and prosecutors said. His police dog, Nero, was shot twice and seriously wounded.

Gannon graduated from Bishop Stang High School in Dartmouth in 2003. His father, mother, brother, and sister also graduated from Bishop Stang, according to school officials.

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