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Police Officer Kevin A. Tonn | Galt Police Department, California Galt Police Department, California

Police Officer

Kevin A. Tonn

Galt Police Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 3 years, 6 months

Badge # 172

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/15/2013

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Committed suicide

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Police Officer Kevin Tonn was shot and killed after responding to a burglary call in the 200 block of F Street at approximately 11:20 am.

Upon arriving at the scene a witness pointed to a suspect who was nearby. As Officer Tonn approached the man to question him the subject produced a gun and fired a single shot, striking Officer Tonn. The man then fired at other responding officers before committing suicide.

Officer Tonn was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Tonn was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Galt Police Department for three and a half years. He had previously served as a firefighter and medic. He is survived by his parents and sister.

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I never had the pleasure of knowing Kevin here on earth. In May 2014 I will be riding in the Police Unity Tour in honor of Kevin. For those of you who knew Kevin I am honored to be a part of this event to celebrate his life.
I hope that this event will help in some way to heal the pain caused by this senseless act.

Police Officer M Valerien
Daytona Beach
March 5, 2014

 

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