Officer Harold L. Vitale Memorial Fund, Inc.

August 6, 2018 Officer Harold L. Vitale Memorial Fund To Recognize The Ultimate Sacrafice of Yarmouth MA Police

Sgt. Sean Gannon & K9 Partner "Nero"

EOW April 12, 2018

Sgt. Gannon with Partner "Nero"

The Officer Harold Vitale Memorial Fund is recognizing Yarmouth MA Police Sgt Sean Gannon for his ultimate sacrafice at our August 6, 2018 Golf Tournament.  Read more at:

On April 12, 2018 Sergeant Sean Gannon was shot and killed while assisting with a warrant service at 109 Blueberry Lane, in Barnstable.

Sgt. Gannon and his canine partner, Nero, were searching the home and located the wanted man in a closet. The man opened fire, fatally wounding Sgt. Gannon and wounding Nero. The man then barricaded himself inside the house for two hours before being taken into custody.

The 29-year-old subject was charged with Sgt. Gannon's murder. His record showed he had 111 prior offenses and was on probation.

Sergeant Gannon had served with the Yarmouth Police Department for 7-1/2 years and previously served with the Stonehill College Police Department and Nantucket Police Department. He is survived by his wife, parents, brother and sister.

Sgt. Gannon was posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant with the Yarmouth Police Department a week after his death.