MA cop is shot, killed reports State

An ambulance brings an officer to the hospital after they were shot in Barnstable

An ambulance brings an officer to the hospital after they were shot in Barnstable

A K-9 police officer has been shot and killed while serving a warrant at a home in MA, police said. "And I'm not just saying that".

The officer was with the Yarmouth Police and part of the department's K-9 unit, WBTS reported.

According to police, the shootout began around 3 p.m. and officer Gannon was hit, along with his K9.

Easthampton Police Department: "Rest in Peace sir, we have the watch from here".

Gannon was attempting to serve the suspect a warrant when he was shot, and was apparently searching the home's attic to find the suspect when it happened, according to News 7 Boston.

Colleagues of slain Officer Sean Gannon referred to him as the "Tom Brady of the Yarmouth Police Department", the town's police chief said.

Gannon's K9 partner was also injured during the shooting and was rushed to a veterinary hospital for treatment.

A tragedy. Our hearts are with Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon killed today in the line of duty, and with his family and fellow officers.

State police spokesman Dave Procopio confirmed to The Associated Press that an officer was shot.

Southwick Police Department: "The Southwick Police Department would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Ofc. May he Rest In Eternal Peace". The university's public safety department says they, too, are mourning the loss of officer Gannon.

Const. Ian Jordan died Wednesday night after being in a coma for more than 30 years due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash while on-duty.

The suspect in the shooting, later identified as Latanowich, was taken into custody after a standoff following the shooting, the Cape Cod Times reported. Latanowich pleaded not guilty and was ordered held without bail.

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