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YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts is paying its final respects to a police officer who was killed in the line of duty.

A vigil and visitation for Yarmouth K-9 Officer Sean Gannon is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, while a funeral Mass is scheduled for Wednesday morning. Both will take place at St. Pius X Roman Catholic church in Yarmouth. The funeral Mass will be followed by a private burial.

The 32-year-old Gannon was shot and killed last Thursday while he and other officers were serving an arrest warrant at a home in Barnstable.

Gannon, who was married, was an 8-year veteran of the department.

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He was remembered in his obituary for his “high moral integrity, infectious humor, and collaborative work with colleagues.”

Gannon’s dog, Nero, also was shot but underwent surgery and is recovering.