"The sky was the limit".
"We were deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Westfield State alumnus Officer Sean Gannon".
Latanowich, 29, has been arrested numerous times, according to police and court records, though many of the charges were later dismissed. "Our faculty and staff are privileged to have had a role in preparing Officer Gannon for his service-focused career that tragically came to an end yesterday".
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered flags across the state flown at half-staff after a police officer was shot dead Thursday on Cape Cod while serving a warrant. Gannon's K-9 partner was injured during the standoff with the suspect.
The suspect accused of fatally capturing a MA police officer on Thursday whereas he was being served a warrant had 111 prior grownup offenses and was on probation, authorities talked about.
Yarmouth Chief Frank Frederickson said the 8-year veteran, was a "wonderful young man" with a promising career ahead of him. Baker also ordered all US and state flags on state buildings lowered to half-staff in honor of the fallen officer.
According to a Facebook post by Yarmouth police, Nero has survived emergency surgery and is being treated for his injuries.
Latanowich entered the court with his head down.
Gannon, who was the Yarmouth Police Department's first full-time drug detection K-9 patrol officer, leaves behind a wife, Dara.
Latanowich - whose last known address was in Somerville - was apparently hiding in the attic and shot Gannon and his dog as the K-9 team started to enter the attic, a law enforcement official confirmed.