Governor Charlie Baker, on Wednesday, signed into law a bill that will provide up to $10 million for training and recruitment to police departments across Massachusetts.
The legislation was spurred by the murder of Yarmouth K9 Sgt. Sean Gannon who was shot by a lifetime criminal in April along with his K9 partner, Nero.
On hand for the signing was Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson.
In signing the bill, Baker said “In the wake of recent tragedies in Weymouth and Yarmouth, the passage of this bill represents an important opportunity to improve police training and recruitment at the local level and do more to keep law enforcement and our communities safe.”