Two YPD Officers Honored for Bravery

Two members of the Yarmouth Police Department have received the Massachusetts Coalition of Police Platinum Award.

Proactive Anti-Crime Unit Officers Sean Geary and Christopher VanNess were presented with the awards Thursday at YPD Headquarters.

The release from the Yarmouth PD says the two officers did everything they could to save the lives of K9 Sgt. Sean Gannon and his partner Nero after each were shot while helping to serve an arrest warrant on a violent criminal on April 12.

 Sgt. Gannon did not survive his injuries. His K9 Nero did.

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