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State Landmarks Lit Blue To Honor Fallen Yarmouth Police Officer

The Zakim Bridge was awash in blue in honor of Officer Sean Gannon.
The Zakim Bridge was awash in blue in honor of Officer Sean Gannon.
Meredith Nierman/WGBH News

Blue lights adorned landmarks around Boston and the Commonwealth Tuesday night for a somber occasion. 

The Department of Transportation announced Tuesday the Zakim Bridge in Boston and the Burns Bridge in Worcester would shine blue in honor of Sean Gannon, a 32-year-old Yarmouth police officer who was shot in the head and killed last Thursday while serving an arrest warrant at a home in Barnstable. Gannon's police dog, Nero, was shot and seriously wounded and is recovering. Gannon was an eight-year veteran of the Yarmouth Police Department. 

Thousands of residents lined the streets of Cape Cod Tuesday as a procession carried Gannon from a funeral home in Hyannis to St. Pius X Church in Yarmouth, where a funeral Mass will be held Wednesday. A private burial will follow. Yarmouth police will stand guard 24/7 until the Mass.

Thomas Latanowich, 29, was charged with killing Gannon and is being held without bail. 

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