SEAN MCNAMEE GANNON
1985 - 2018
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GANNON, Sean McNamee K-9 Officer Sean McNamee Gannon, Yarmouth PD, age 32, died on impact in the line of duty from a gunshot wound to the head on April 12th, 2018.

Born August 22nd, 1985 in New Bedford, MA, he graduated from All Saints Elementary School in 1999, and Bishop Stang High School in 2003. Gannon graduated with honors from Westfield State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, a Master's with honors from Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a degree in Emergency Management in 2011, and the MBTA Municipal Police Academy. Gannon's internships included Nantucket Police, Westfield Police, and earned certifications as an EMT and Life Saving Instructor. Gannon started his career at Stonehill College in 2007 as a member of the Campus Police before joining the Yarmouth Police Department in 2010. Gannon was part of the Emergency Management Unit, a part-time member of the Proactive Anti-Crime Team, and he was the first K-9 narcotics officer for YPD. After retiring the K-9 narcotics officer, Gannon acquired the patrol dog who was also injured at the scene of the crime.

Sean leaves a legacy of high moral integrity, infectious humor, and collaborative work with colleagues. He enjoyed travel, working with his hands, donating his time to Big Brother/Big Sister and being outside. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Sean was deeply intuitive and inspired others to be their best selves.

Sean leaves his wife, Dara (Bryan), his parents, Patrick and Denise, his siblings, Timothy and his fiance Mary, Martha and her husband Derrick, his in-laws Kathy and Dean Bryan, and their son Ross, along with many relatives and friends.

Whatever Sean did, he gave 100% of himself. He will be profoundly missed by his family, colleagues, and friends.

Vigil for the Deceased and visitation will be on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at St. Pius X in South Yarmouth, MA. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM at St. Pius X Church, 5 Barbara St., South Yarmouth, MA on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018. Burial will be held privately.

The family deeply appreciates the incredible outpouring of local and national messages of support and condolences. The family particularly wishes to recognize the outstanding presence of the Yarmouth Police Department during this difficult ordeal. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Yarmouth Police Foundation or The Cape Cod Foundation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.doanebealames.com



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Published in Boston Globe from Apr. 14 to Apr. 15, 2018.
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April 12, 2019
THIS OFFICER'S LIFE WAS EXEMPLARY FOR BRAVERY, KINDNESS, PEACE AND AN EXAMPLE FOR ALL TO FOLLOW;MY CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED ABOUT HIM, SEEN PHOTOS OF HIS SERVICE TO CHILDREN AND OTHERS AND I PRAY THEY WILL LIVE THEIR LIVES AS HE DID..DOING GOOD DEEDS...WHILE WE DID NOT KNOW HIM, HE IS PART OF US, OUR LIVES... FOR ALWAYS. TO HIS FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FELLOW OFFICERS, SINCEREST SYMPATHY AS WE REMEMBER...MAY THE BLESSINGS HE BESTOWED BE CARRIED ON TO YOU.
ROSS FAMILY
NASHUA, NH
ESTHER ROSS
April 12, 2019
My deepest, heartfelt sympathies to Officer Sean Gannon's family, friends and colleagues and to the wider Police family which has lost one of its own.

May God bless and comfort you all during this profoundly sad time.
Andrea Farretta
April 11, 2019
R.I.P. Sgt. Sean Gannon Gone to soon but will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service
Danielle Eldredge
April 10, 2019
May your family find peace. Thank you for your service Sean.

Jeanne Dufresne, New Bedford, MA
April 10, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Danielle Eldredge
April 9, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 8, 2019
I did not have the pleasure of knowing Sean personally but knew lots that did, I couldn't be prouder of an officer and his K9, rest in peace Officer Sean Gannon, you will never be forgotten.
Linda Fennelly
April 29, 2018
Patrick,
I just learned that this fine young officer was your son. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Tricia Silvia
Patricia Silvia
April 21, 2018
Sending deepest condolences to Officer Gannon's family and prayers for Nero's full recovery. May all the wonderful memories you have carry you through this difficult time.
Marianne & Rich Williams
April 20, 2018
Praying for the Gannon family at this difficult time. My heart breaks along with yours. May Sean rest in the sweetest peace.
Tiana McGruder
April 20, 2018
Sean Gannon may you Rest In Peace and may your loving wife, family members , police family and Nero find heartfelt comfort from all who so loved and respected you in countless ways. You have left an indelible mark on society and in all our hearts . We all are now held to a higher standard because of you .
Linda and family Rodin
April 20, 2018
I didn't know Sean, and that was my loss. I am a native Cape Codder and spent my first 56 years on Cape Cod, never getting out of the Town of Yarmouth, (other than being born in Hyannis at C.C. Hospital and going away to UMass-Amherst for college). I have known and been friends with numerous Yarmouth policemen/women and their families over the years and have been blessed to have known them. I am saddened by the loss of this young man and on behalf of the Yarmouth "men in blue" who have lost a comrade in arms, fellow officer, and friend. As a retired veterinary technician, I am thrilled to see that Sean's partner, Nero, has done so well and is recovering nicely. To anyone who knows Peter it is no surprise that he remained by Nero's side through the ordeal. My prayer for him is that he live to a ripe old age. To Sean's wife, I am heartily sorry for your loss and can't even begin to imagine the pain. The tremendous outpouring of support must have been a welcome but small consolation overall. I wish for you the comfort of knowing you shared your life, even for a short time with an exceptional young man. My prayer for you is peace and wonderful memories of this man you intended to share your life with. To Sean's family, my prayer for you is peace in knowing that you raised such a good man and even though he was taken from you all way too soon, you have much to be proud of. God bless you all and give you peace.
Joyce Holway
April 19, 2018
There is no way to express my sorrow and sympathy for your loss. My heart goes out to you. My grand daughter Jessica and Jennifer Benoit spent lots of happy times at your home and theirs. You are all in my prayers. I trust your faith will keep you strong!! Love and hugs, Pauline Benoit (Mark's Restaurant 1978)
April 19, 2018
I did not know your son, brother, husband, I read about him on FB. My cousin is a CC resident and shared the story on FB. I was immediately touched. The more I read about him, the more I can't comprehend the loss of this wonderful young man. May God bless him and all of his family and friends. RIP Sean Gannon
M Tomei
April 19, 2018
Sean at the Hogar del Nino, 2009
Sean was a campus police officer while I was a student at Stonehill, and I got to know him briefly when he served as the staff leader for my HOPE trip to the DR. I will always remember him as in the pictures below (which the children took), surrounded by dozens of kids who absolutely adored him and wouldn't leave his side. I am sure he brought that joy and gentle kindness to all that he did. Incomprehensible and tragic though its end, there is no doubt his life will continue to inspire others to go on living with more kindness and goodness. I am grateful for the immense privilege of knowing Sean for even that short period of time; for getting to have my life touched by your son, husband, brother, and colleague who is now a hero to all. Thank you for sharing Sean with the world. Truly holding your family in prayers for love and hope Janine DiLorenzo, Stonehill '11.
Janine DiLorenzo
April 19, 2018
Sean at the Hogar del Nino, 2009 (HOPE D.R.)
Janine DiLorenzo
April 19, 2018
Sean at the Hogar del Nino, 2009 (HOPE D.R.)
Janine DiLorenzo
April 19, 2018
Sean at the Hogar del Nino, 2009 (HOPE D.R.)
Janine DiLorenzo
April 19, 2018
Sean at the Hogar del Nino, 2009 (HOPE D.R.)
Janine DiLorenzo
April 19, 2018
Sean at the Hogar del Nino, 2009 (HOPE D.R.)
Janine DiLorenzo
April 19, 2018
Sean at the Hogar del Nino, 2009 (HOPE D.R.)
Janine DiLorenzo
April 19, 2018
There are no words to express our deepest sympathy for your loss, watching the news and reading all about Sean truly sparked so many emotions. what a testimony of the kind ofperson Sean is, he touched so many lives and was such an example of kindeness and Love, you all must be so proud of him. We pray that your strong faith will help you through all the days ahead, God Bless, you are in our thoughts and prayers .



Sue and Wayne Trahan
April 19, 2018
We are very sorry for your loss. We are sending our deepest sympathy to your family. May God Bless you and comfort you always.
April 18, 2018
TO THE FAMILY OF SERGEANT SEAN GANNON. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL OF YOU. MY PRAYERS ALSO GO OUT TO ALL THE POLICE ALL AROIND THE WORLD. MAY SEAN GANNON REST IN PEACE. GOD BLESS.
ROBIN & RAMON MARTINEZ
April 18, 2018
I wish to extend my deepest condolences to
Sean's family and friends. When I heard of the story, I cried.So, so sad. Much too young to leave this earth. I'm praying that Nero is healing. 'God Bless' all of you.


Jeanette Doyle-Whitman, Ma
April 18, 2018
It's hard to comprehend why such an evil thing happened, and why it took his life. I am so saddened and heartbroken for all his family. My prayers will continue to remain for all, and especially for Dara. I can't imagine your pain. May God bring you meaning , and may Sergeant Sean Rest In Peace.
Julie
April 18, 2018
A life well lived, a legacy of love and compassion. Sean leaves the world a better place for his all-too-brief residence in it.
Max Strycharske
April 18, 2018
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal ,May peace embrace you all,God Bless and protect you are in my prayers
Karen O'Neil
April 18, 2018
So sorry for your loss, a true guardian may god bless you,The family and the Yarmouth Police Officers.Stay Strong God has his hand over you all .Peace Karen
Karen
April 18, 2018
My deepest condolences for Sean's wife, family and partner. No words can express the sadness in felt. Gob bless you all.
Caroll Couture
April 18, 2018
Sincerest condolences for your tragic loss. You are in my prayers. -Bethany Mesina
Bethany Mesina
April 18, 2018
Truly saddened for your family's loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all.
Lisa Sarruda
April 18, 2018
HERE IS THE POEM I WROTE FOR AN AWESOME MAN

BLUE HERO

Sean and Nero our Blue Hero's were a unit that you couldn't break apart
That was until a bullet separated them and it broke everyone's heart
Sean was a special person that no one will ever forget
Especially Nero who doesn't know what happened that it was Kismet
He gave his heart and soul to everyone he met
The community will always be forever in his debt
Willing to go the extra mile for needy girls and boys
Being with him made them happy and brought them so much joy
He was a valued member of Yarmouth Police and became part of their flock
He and Nero were a great team and their K9 building block
We will always remember his infectious laugh and willingness to share
Giving so much of his time and energy and wanting no fanfare
Dara was the love of his life and now she and others cry rainbow tears
For the years they no longer have to share and he'll never again be near
He'll always be remembered with love and honor for sacrificing his life
His soul is in heaven now he has to deal with no more strife
He is looking down on the awesome outpouring of love and never knew
How many people he touched just being himself he really had no clue
So, remember when you pass a man in blue give thanks he is there for you
Don't forget Nero and his fellow dogs as they fight ferociously for you to

Jean E Marzilli
4/17/18
Jean Marzilli
April 18, 2018
Denise, Tim, and family,

I am so sorry for the loss of your son and brother. I did not know Sean personally, but knowing the two of you and the kindness and compassion you have always shown to others are the same characteristics I am sure Sean embodied. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers and hope that the wonderful memories you all shared with Sean can help you get through this together.

With deep sympathy,
Nora Loughney (Stonehill 2009)
Nora Loughney
April 18, 2018
My thoughts, prayers and thankfulness are of Sean Gannon and all the other service members for everything you do everyday. True Angles! God Bless. Peaceful thoughts for Sean Gannon.
Deepest Condolences to the family and love ones.

Peabody Ma
April 18, 2018
My prayers and thoughts to Sean's wife and family. Also, to the Yarmouth Police Department. I know there will always be a hole left behind by Sean in the hearts of all. Sean gave all. I salute him, and his family. My hope is that this loss will bring to the forefront that the first order of the day for all police officers is to return home after their shift. I am a retired police officer, so this has affected me deeply.
J Graf
April 18, 2018
God Bless you Officer Gannon. Thank you for your service.
John and Linda Holgerson
April 18, 2018
My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Gannon's wife, family, friends and colleagues at this sad time. May you take some peace in knowing how much love and support we are all sending you!
Leslie Garbitt-Swiniarski
April 17, 2018
Our son and his family in YP shared the sad news with us. We know from experience that "the Lord is near the brokenhearted" and we are praying for all of you.
Bob and Georgia Jenkins
April 17, 2018
RIP Officer Gannon!you will be missed!
Elizabeth McWilliams
April 17, 2018
While I didn't know Sean personally,this has hit home because I have a 28 year old grandson,whose a police officer for the Middleboro Police Dept.His name is Kevin Frazier and I Know that if anything ever happened to him in the line of duty especially a senseless crime like this I would be devastated to say the least.RIP Officer Sean Gannon an thank you for your service.
ELIZABETH McWilliams
April 17, 2018
I have no words to express the grief I feel at your loss of such a wonderful young man. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. Rest in peace, Sean, you now patrol Heavens streets. God bless you all.
Dala Kirkpatrick
April 17, 2018
Dear Gannon Family, My heart hurts for each of you on the loss of your dear husband, son and brother. May your faith always let you feel the warm and light of our Lord as you walk through the darkness of your grief. Peace be with you.

Mary Marchant
Leominster MA
Mary Marchant
April 17, 2018
The Lord needed to call one of his best Angels back to Heaven. In his short life, Sean experienced much, he gave much, and helped many people in this short time on Earth, All of us who new him were very fortunate indeed.
We will all sorely miss you.
Shelley L.
April 17, 2018
My deepest heartfelt condolences to Officer Sean Gannon's family, friends and his fellow officers and his partner Nero. You shall remain in our hearts. May you rest in eternal peace.
Godspeed.
Colleen
April 17, 2018
I am so very sorry for your loss, I know that heaven received another Angel, even though I didn't know Sean I feel like I did, I love all police officers if I know them or not
Thank you for your service Sean
Watch over us from above
Elizabeth Devereux
April 17, 2018
May God shine his Love ❤ towards all of his loved ones.
Allison Vigna
April 17, 2018
MY CONDOLENCES TO ALL THE FAMILY AND OFFICES YOU ALL PROTECT OUR COUNTRY, I AM SO SORRY FOR EVERYONE'S LOSS IN LIFE. WILL PRAY FOR ALL YOU OFFICERS WE DON'T EVER WANT THIS TO HAPPEN TO ANYONE ELSE. R.I.P. OFFICER SEAN GANNON
Diane Galanif
Acquaintance
April 17, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Suzanne Mccarthy
April 17, 2018
I am so incredibly sorry for the tragic loss of your beloved Sean and the horrific way in which you lost him.

Please know that you, ALL of Sean's, family, friends and Brothers in Blue are in my heart, thoughts and prayers today and always.

May God embrace you all in comfort during this difficult time,
Andrea Farretta
April 17, 2018
God Bless Officer Gannon and his family!
April 17, 2018
To the Gannon family,
Our deepest condolences are being sent to
you from a Boston Police family. We are thinking of you and wish we could ease the pain for you and Nero. My God give you strength and peace during this difficult time.
Janice Samsen/Gigliello
April 17, 2018
Sending love and prayers to the Gannon family...Sean was a true hero
Lindsay Branche
April 17, 2018
God Bless Officer Sean Gannon ( his partner ) and Family , a kind hearted soul , who spirit will always live among us all for eternity ,...
Tinamarie Merolli
April 17, 2018
There is a hole in everyone's heart RIP god bless you
Leslie Anthos
April 17, 2018
my name is FaithTobin and Rory Dockett we thought he and Nero did an out-standing job.he'll surely be missed very much.
faith tobin
Acquaintance
April 17, 2018
I didn't know this man of honor but I am profoundly sad at his loss. Sleep in the arms of angels, Godspeed Sean Gannon.
RDR
April 17, 2018
Another Blue Family from Massachusetts sending our thoughts and prayers. Your brother is our brother.
May God bless all of you, his family.
Rosemary MacDonald
April 17, 2018
RIP Officer Gannon
April 17, 2018
Jeanne Dufresne
April 17, 2018
I am so very very sorry for your loss. RIP Sean Gannon.
April 17, 2018
My heartfelt sympathies to the whole family. He was every Mother's dream of a son. I wish I could find the correct words, but I can't nobody can. I know from experience. It will take you a long time. Your heart will someday heal but to make it whole again I don't know when. Just keep your memories deep in your heart it will help. After a year and a half I do not care if my heart will ever be whole again because, I am happy with it mended and I can go on. God bless all of you a life taken way to early. Always Noreen Frederickson Clements
Noreen Clements
April 17, 2018
My thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I also had a dog and he name was Nero. May god bless you
Roberta Diperrio
April 17, 2018
My heart goes out to your family. Know he gave his life doing what he loves. He's the true meaning of a hero. I have no other words except we are all thinking of you at his most difficult time.
He seemed like one of a kind
Angela
April 17, 2018
Joseph and Christine McIntyre
April 17, 2018
Stacy Fagundes
April 17, 2018
Deepest sympathies to Sean's family, friends and fellow officers. May you all be comforted by happy memories. Thanks to Sean for his loyal service.
Mary O'Connor
April 17, 2018
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April 17, 2018
Are hearts are so heavy with grief, as you have been taken from us to soon. May you Rest in complete peace and feel the comfort you deserve. We as a ThIn Blue Family feel the sorrow so deeply. Our Love, thoughts and prayers rush to you and Family. Your Partner Nero as well. He cant tell us his heart is broken in words but surely is relating it to you in his own way. He will miss you just as much as we all , a Hero you both are. You are among the Angels and resting , you are the Wind Beneath their Wings. Rest.
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April 17, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Jean Dolan
April 17, 2018
My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fellow officers.
Nancy Owen
April 17, 2018
We can't make sense of this tragedy. Please tell everyone you know to respect and honor the men and women in blue today and always. Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice Officer Gannon. RIP
Guy and Melanie Hoefer
April 17, 2018
God bless him. My deepest sympathy to Sean's family, friends, and brothers and sisters in blue. He will not be forgotten.
April 17, 2018
We pray for k9 officer Gannons wife and family. We pray for his partner NERO' S speedy recovery now knowing he's up and eating ! Please lets remember our hero's by making available t shirts for sale to help with family s burdens and Neros.many love the idea .we love Nero and will miss officer Gannon.please consider the idea.
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April 16, 2018
My sincere condolences go out to his Wife, Family and Friends! May Sean, RIP ❤❤❤
Tina Webb
April 16, 2018
david gallagher
April 16, 2018
My sincere condolences to Sean's family. A life taken way too soon; thank you for your service. RIP.
Deborah Stinson
April 16, 2018
A tragic loss of a caring and committed man. May his example be a model for us all to follow. My brother was a Yarmouth "summer cop" and his daughter christened in your church. Peace to your family and community.
mary buckley
April 16, 2018
So very sorry for your loss, Sean was a wonderful person and will be missed by all. Thank you for your service Officer Gannon, thanks to all of the Yarmouth Police Department and first responders. We all feel proud to be a part of this wonderful community!

You will not get over it but you will get through it!

Sending lots of hugs and praying for you and your family. God Bless you all!
April 16, 2018
We shall always have these brave men in our thoughts, may his family be at peace that he is with our Lord .R.Rios EL Paso, Texas
Robert Rios
April 16, 2018
As a mother of a police officer I feel your pain and feel so sad for the entire Gannon family, their friends and for the Yarmouth Police Dept.
I will hold all of you in my prayers.
RIP Officer Sean Gannon
Deborah Jones
April 16, 2018
Sorry for your lost my condolences to Sean's wife and familey Sean thankyou for your service rest in peace
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April 16, 2018
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April 16, 2018
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April 16, 2018
RIP.
April 16, 2018
I grieve with you and for the Gannon family and the kind and caring Yarmouth Police Department and for the brave Nero and celebrate the loving care K9 police, retired and active, are showering on Nero. Heart breaking really does describe how I feel, and many many others.
Melanie Barron
April 16, 2018
My condolences to the family of officer gannon
Amanda T
April 16, 2018
As the granddaughter of a deputy chief, long departed, I know the danger that police officers face eveyday. I thank you, Officer, for facing that danger every time you went on duty with Officer Nero. What happened to you is beyond understanding. May you Rest In Peace.

My deepest sympathy to the Gannon family, extended family, and friends. Rest assured that you are in the thoughts and prayers of New Englanders everywhere.

Officer Gannon, watch over Officer Nero.
Susan
April 16, 2018
As a member of the Bishop Stang community I want to extend my condolences and prayers to Sean's family and friends.
Chris Restaino
April 16, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the family of this brave young man, RIP.
CIdalia de Melo
April 16, 2018
God bless you officer and your family , and all your fellow officers prayers too all Rest in peace
April 16, 2018
God bless you. I didn't no you at all but you were a brave and wonderful man. Rest In Peace
April 16, 2018
DEAR FRIENDS OF OFFICER GANNON, FAMILY, YARMOUTH POLICE DEPARTMENT AND NERO, PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES WITH THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. I'M CERTAIN OUR HEAVENLY FATHER HELD A SPECIAL PLACE IN HEAVEN FOR SEAN. I, AS A PRIVATE CITIZEN FULLY RESPECT OUR POLICE OFFICERS AND FIRE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL, WHO PUT THEIR LIVES IN JEOPARDY EACH DAY THEY REPORT FOR WORK. REST IN PEACE SEAN. RESPECTFULLY, JeanPerreault2@aol.com
Jean Perreault
April 16, 2018
There are no words to express the sorrow I feel. Sean was such a wonderful man.May his beautiful memories help you through this tragedy. My deepest sympathy to his wife, his family and all his brothers. May Sean RIP now God has welcomed him home with open arm's.
CLAIRE LAVINE
April 16, 2018
Our sincerest and heartfelt condolences to Sean Gannon's Family and his extended family. Sean's knowledge, contributions and dedication are significant. He will be true mentor to all.
Deena & Len Segal
April 16, 2018
Sean's life, service and sacrifice will live on at Bishop Stang High School. May God's comfort and consolation be with his family and friends.
Bishop Stang High School
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