The Sean M. Gannon Memorial Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation awarded its inaugural Police Academy Scholarship to Stephanie Connolly of Rehoboth.
To prepare for a career in law enforcement, Connolly earned her associate degree in criminal justice from Bristol Community College and served as a reserve officer with the Rehoboth Police Department for two years while working as a campus police officer for her alma mater at the same time. She is currently employed as a dispatcher for the Acushnet Police Department and plans to enter the third class of the Cape Cod Municipal Police Academy in January at Joint Base Cape Cod.
The memorial fund was created by Gannon’s family to honor the Yarmouth Police Department K9 officer who was killed in the line of duty on April 12, 2018. Its mission is to promote education, health, and leadership by encouraging service through action. The K9 Sgt. Gannon Self-Sponsor Scholarship covers tuition for a recruit to attend the Cape Cod Municipal Police Academy.
For more information about the memorial fund, visit: www.gannonfund.org. For more information about The Cape Cod Foundation, visit www.capecodfoundation.org. The Foundation is located at 261 Whites Path, Unit 2, South Yarmouth.