YARMOUTH — Thousands lined the route of the 14th annual Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Parade, which was held on Saturday, March 9, as K9 Nero walked alongside Grand Marshal Peter McClelland, retired Yarmouth Police K9 officer.
This year’s parade was held in honor of slain Yarmouth Police Officer Sgt. Sean McNamee Gannon and his K9 partner Nero, who together marched in last year’s parade. Sgt. Gannon, 32, was fatally shot while serving an arrest warrant in Barnstable on April 12, 2018. Nero was also wounded on that day, but recovered.
Nero and McClelland were joined by other K9 units from across the region in marching in the parade, which had the theme of “Spirit of the Community.”
The parade began at Skull Island Mini Golf on Long Pond Road in South Yarmouth and ended at The Town and Country Motor Lodge, 452 Main St., West Yarmouth, MA.
All photos by Bill Brett