Harvard artist honors slain officer

John Cavanaugh’s portrait of Sean Gannon.

When John Cavanaugh saw the news reports about the April 12 killing of Yarmouth Police K-9 Officer Sean Gannon, “It just hit me,” Cavanaugh said. Gannon, 32, was fatally shot while trying to serve an arrest warrant on a man with a long criminal record. Gannon’s police dog, Nero, was also shot but is recovering.

Cavanaugh, who lives on Whitney Road, decided he had to do a portrait to honor Gannon and Nero. Although he has worked full time in the computer industry for 37 years, Cavanaugh has been painting even longer. In a telephone interview with the Press, he credited a great art teacher at Needham High School for sparking his interest, and he has kept on learning and developing as an artist ever since, including taking classes with Bromfield School teacher Martha Brooks.

Cavanaugh does his oil paintings from photographs, because he often paints portraits of young people who have met untimely deaths. He explained that he has given paintings to longtime friends who have lost their sons or daughters through accident or illness. He sees the portraits as a way of helping people who are grieving, as well as honoring the memory of the person who has died.

After hearing about Gannon’s death and seeing an online photo of the officer with Nero, Cavanaugh worked 25 to 30 hours on a painting of the pair. He sent a message to Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson to tell him about the painting and took it to Yarmouth earlier this month, when he was also going to the area for an annual charity walk. At the police station, Cavanaugh presented the portrait to Frederickson and Deputy Chief Steven Xiarhos.

From left: Yarmouth Deputy Chief Steven Xiarhos, John Cavanaugh, and Yarmouth Chief of Police Frank Frederickson. (Courtesy photos)

Share on Facebook Tweet it Share on Google+ Share by Email Print
blog comments powered by Disqus

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x
Latest Features

CLICK AN AD!

Harvard Press Classified Ads
Harvard Carpentry, Scott Nutting
Flagg Tree Service
Dinner at Deadline
Platt Builders
Chestnut Farms
Lisa Aciukewicz Photography
Maureen Harmony, Realtor
Alpha Cars
Warren Harrod
West Heating Oil
H2O Care
Koko Fitclub
Harvard Custom Woodworking
Stone Dog Landscape Construction
Evergreen Garden Playschool
Warren Design Build
Middlesex School Summer Arts
Shepherd Veterinary Clinic
Kitchen Outfitters
Feen's Country Living
Rollstone Bank
Central Ave Auto Repair
Apex Painting
Bodylines Pilates

CLICK AN AD!

Harvard Press Classified Ads West Heating Oil
Alpha Cars Lisa Aciukewicz Photography
Rollstone Bank Stone Dog Landscape Construction
Shepherd Veterinary Clinic Bodylines Pilates
Harvard Custom Woodworking Apex Painting
Kitchen Outfitters Ann Cohen, Realtor
Jo Karen Westward Orchards
Flagg Tree Service Devens Grill
Koko Fitclub Warren Harrod
Mike Moran Painting Harvard Carpentry, Scott Nutting
Dentistry by Dr. David Middlesex School Summer Arts
Warren Design Build Feen's Country Living
Inspired Design Dinner at Deadline
Doe Orchards Bull Run Restaurant
Chestnut Farms Maureen Harmony, Realtor
eskisehir escort porno
Pornolar sikis izle, turk sex

pornolar

turk porn

turk sex sikis seyret

porno hd izlemek icin en ideal sex sitesi.
mobilepornxtube mobile18porn mobilefuckporn mobilexxxsexporn
bornova escort
sivas escort kirsehir escort
sakarya escort
sirinevler escort beylikd�z� escort atakoy escort sisli escort bakirk�y escort escort bayan sirinevler escort escort bayan beylikduzu escort halkali escort escort bayan
seks filmi
paykasa bozdurma
free porn videos