Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Kevin Andrew Tonn

Galt Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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Reflections for Police Officer Kevin Andrew Tonn

It's been almost 6 years, Tonn. I feel the pain of your loss every day...the pain has not lessened...only intensified. I will never forget you.


January 6, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 13, 2018

Thank you for your service. RIP Officer Tonn.

Officer Nicholas Smith
California Department of Corrections

January 15, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 5th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 15, 2018

Rest in perpetual peace my brother. You are a hero to be always remembered by the people you served with honour.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 15, 2018

Today and every day we are grateful for your dedicated service to country and community.

C.O.P.S. survivor G. Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011

January 15, 2017

I salute you my brother for the service to your community, and I feel nothing but hate for the coward who cut short your life. Rest well in the kingdom of Heaven, God bless you and your loving family.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

January 15, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother. You'll never be forgotten.

Future LEO and Family member of fallen O

January 14, 2017

I was born and raised in Galt and was an officer there for six years. I am now an officer out of state and was shocked and saddened when I heard about this horrific event. Thank you for your service and sacrifice Officer Tonn.


November 14, 2015

I am sad when I read about this young officer who lost his life helping others. I have wanted to become a police officer my whole life and I also served in the us military. I'm sorry officer Tonn.

John Green E-6 USMC

June 3, 2015

Your missed everyday Tonn. Ill never forget how much you helped me during 08-SBRA-2. We are all very proud of you brother. Rest in Peace.

Corrections Officer Moralez
Arizona Department of Corrections

February 21, 2015

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

I couldn't make it down there today Kevin. I think about you often and you help keep me safe at work. I can't believe it's already been two years. We all still tell jokes and remember the stories.

K9 Deputy Brian Harris
Placer County Sheriff's Office

January 15, 2015

The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones.
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

January 15, 2015

Please join us at the memorial dedication of the
Officer Kevin Tonn Fallen Heroes Memorial.

Jan. 15, 2015, 1:00 PM
Galt City Hall

reception following

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

December 30, 2014

We are remembering the service & sacrifice of Officer Kevin Tonn this week & sending thoughts to his family, to K9 Yaro & to the Galt Police Department.

Sending thoughts for a safe journey of all of the law enforcement officers on the Police Unity ride to the 2014 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

We will always remember...
& miss you.

Cover Your K-9 Team
The Police & Working K-9 Foundation

May 11, 2014

Today Kevin Tonn is being remembered in the California Officers Memorial Ceremony in Sacramento California.
Thank you for showing us all what courage truly is.
We will always remember. . . .
K9 classes haven't been the same without you and Yaro.

L. Carter

May 5, 2014

May is the "official" month during which our nation pays special tribute to all of its Fallen LEO's.

No person can answer all the questions when bad things happen. However, as a Christian I know that God is always good and really does love us and that we'll meet again!

Will & Mary Ann Tonn, parents of:
KEVIN A. TONN (EOW 1/15/2013),
Police Officer (K92) Galt California.

April 30, 2014

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

Thank you for your dedicated service to others and to our Country. Know that you will never be forgotten by those that love your dearly and forever carry your memories in their hearts. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

"It hurts when you have someone in your heart,
But you can't have them in your arms."

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 28, 2014

Rest in peace; from your friends at Union Institute and University

Captain Don Lacher
Monrovia Police Department, CA

February 7, 2014

Rest in peace, we'll take the watch from here.

Lieutenant Shannon
San Francisco Sheriff's Department

January 23, 2014


I said the following, almost a year ago and in 4 days (Jan. 15), we will be commemorate the 1st Anniversary of Kevin's EOW.

In reflection of Kevin's service and death, I thought it fitting to re-post my original tribute:

...In refection upon Kevin's life and service, I've spent the day reading all the wonderful notes-of-condolences. I wish to express my sincere gratitude to all of you who honored Kevin's life & service by taking the time to share your prayers, your tributes, and your comments of appreciation for his service.

As a former Volunteer Fire Fighter, Veteran & Retired Peace Officer, I have a special bond with those who serve us today, in life-saving professions and I am grateful for their unselfish dedication.

There is no higher calling than to serve others.

Kevin's passing has been a stark reminders that too often we don't say what we want to say, to family or friends; too often we let another day pass without doing the kind deed we planned to do.

Something one of you wrote grabbed my attention. It stated:
"Your work is done here on Earth - Heaven has called upon you today, leaving so many words left to say. But now it's too late, for your time has come, words unspoken; I am sure everybody has some. Regrets and wishes are probably there too, but lasting forever are memories of you."

My memories of Kevin will last forever, as will the regrets and wishes of kind unspoken words....

Take time today, to say that kind word, to do that kind act - tomorrow may be too late.

For Kevin's parents, and sister, Julie -- for Kevin's cousin, Jarrett (Galt P.D. Detective) -- for the Officers of Galt P.D.; I pray that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, will heal your broken hearts and grant you His peace.

And to the Galt P.D.; the Law Enforcement Community and the Chaplains - thank you so much for all your support during this difficult time. You have truly wrapped your arms of love around us, as you share our grief.

Thank you, Kevin, for giving your all, in service to your Country and the citizens of Galt.

To those still walking The Thin Blue Line -
May God bless you and protect you as you watch over us!

Special Agent (Retired) - Ed Tonn
CA Dept. of Justice -- Kevin's Uncle

January 11, 2014

Kevin has a namesake as of 12/13/13: Adam Kevin Tonn, who is Kevin's 2nd-cousin.

Thanks to my nephew (Jarrett & Paige) for honoring us with such a beautiful tribute to our late son Kevin.

Will & Mary Ann Tonn, parents of
KEVIN A. TONN, Galt CA Police Officer;
E.O.W. 1-15-2013.

December 26, 2013

Thank you, Officer Tonn, for your heroic service to your country and your home town. You and your family are in the prayers of many.

John R. Curtis, Assistant Warden-Retired
FL Dept. of Corrections

November 21, 2013

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