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Police officer fatally shot while serving arrest warrant

Police officer fatally shot while serving arrest warrant

Nero, the police dog wounded in the Thursday incident that took the life of his handler, Yarmouth police Officer Sean Gannon, continues to recover from his injuries, according to a Facebook post by the Yarmouth Police Department.

The Yarmouth Police Department is holding a vigil Saturday night to honor a police officer killed on duty.

The man charged in his death is 29-year-old Thomas Latanowich - authorities say Latanowich was well known to law enforcement on Cape Cod, and had more than 100 prior criminal charges. Latanowich was arraigned on a murder charge Friday and was held without bail.

A K-9 officer has been shot and killed while serving a warrant at a MA home and a suspect has been taken into custody.

Gannon's dog, Nero, was also shot. He was married with no children.

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Nero was shot in the face and shoulder and underwent surgery.

"Those kinds of questions are appropriately asked and examined whenever there is a tragedy like this, and we will review those things", O'Keefe said.

Yarmouth police officers packed the courtroom for the arraignment.

Yarmouth Chief Frank Frederickson said the 8-year veteran, was a "wonderful young man" with a promising career ahead.

Latanowich is expected back in court in June.