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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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On Jan. 15, 2015:

Kevin was honored - on the 2nd anniversary of his EOW - with the dedication of Galt's "Officer Kevin Tonn Fallen Heroes Memorial" and a section of freeway.

Thanks to all the C.H.A.M.P. members and the many others who ensured the completion of this memorial with their support!

It's a beautiful memorial to Kevin whom we dearly miss and love.

Will & Mary Ann Tonn;
parents of Galt (CA) Police Officer
KEVIN A. TONN (EOW 1/15/2013).
January 17, 2015

 

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