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Accused Killer of Massachusetts Officer Had 114 Prior Offenses

April 13, 2018  | 

The man accused of shooting and killing a Yarmouth, MA, police officer on Cape Cod Thursday afternoon had 114 prior offenses as an adult, a law enforcement source tells Boston 25 News.

Yarmouth police Officer Sean Gannon was serving a warrant to Thomas Latanowich at a home in the Marstons Mills village in Barnstable when he was shot in the head and was killed, according to police.

After the shooting, police said Latanowich barricaded himself inside the Blueberry Lane home for more than an hour before he was arrested.

Officials say the warrant was being served to Latanowich for a probation violation related to several firearms violations and was out on bail from Middlesex County at the time of the shooting.


Comments (4)

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Trigger @ 4/13/2018 9:11 AM

What a sad event. Dirtbags like this walk among us, you just never know.

Jake @ 4/13/2018 10:17 AM

What a sad situation that this officer was murdered by a man with such a long criminal Record and as a Retired Probation & Parole Administrator it is hard to understand how a man with over 100 arrests/conviction could be on Probation. I do not know MA law but when do you go to Jail or Prison for a convictions..Someone please respond. This man was a threat to the community!

EODK9Trainer @ 4/13/2018 1:34 PM

Jake. It's Mass. Enough said.

Phillip M @ 4/21/2018 10:15 PM

The Police Are doing their job. The laws are clear enough. The Problem is the Judges that keep releasing the criminals time and time again. HOW can you have 13 Prior felony arrests as an Adult and be out on the streets at age 24??? The Law is NOT the Problem. The Police are NOT the Problem. The Judges ARE the Problem.

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