Massachusetts officer killed while serving warrant

A police officer on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, was shot in the head and killed Thursday while serving a warrant, and a suspect was in custody, local media reported.

A Boston 25 reporter, citing a Yarmouth Police source, said the K-9 officer “died after being shot in the head” in Barnstable and the officer's family had been notified.

Massachusetts State Police identified the deceased as Officer Sean Gannon in a tweet Thursday night and offered their condolences to the Yarmouth Police Department.

"With a heavy heart, our condolences go out tonight to our brothers & sisters of the @yarmouthpolice & to Officer Sean Gannon's family and friends," the tweet said. "We are also praying tonight for the recovery of Officer Gannon's K9 partner, who was also injured in today's tragic incident."


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