Our Barnstable High School Red Raider Family was stunned, horrified and saddened to learn last night of the unexpected death in the line of duty of Yarmouth K-9 Police Officer Sean Gannon.
Officer Sean Gannon died as he lived — with his K-9 partner Nero at his side, protecting the citizens of Barnstable, Yarmouth, and the Cape Cod Community at large.
As we remember Officer Gannon, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, the Yarmouth Police Department, our Cape Cod Community, and all who loved him.
A Police Officer’s Prayer
Lord, I ask for courage~
Courage to face and conquer my own fears …
Courage to take me where others will not go …
I ask for strength~
Strength of body to protect others,
and strength of spirit to lead others …
I ask for dedication~
Dedication to my job, to do it well,
Dedication to my community, to keep it safe …
Give me, Lord, concern for those who trust me,
and compassion for those who need me …
And please, Lord, through it all,
be at my side …
– Author Unknown