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

Thinking of you today, Kevin. This was one of my most difficult days at work. However, I'm looking forward to meeting you one day!

Sgt T. Mickelson (Ret)
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department

January 15, 2022


My brother, Officer Harminder Grewal from your office (Galt PD), joined you in heaven. Both of you are in God's Police Force now.

God bless all of your brothers in law enforcement family.

Jasdeep Grewal

October 1, 2021

Rest in peace , brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 15, 2021

Working this call left a huge hole in me. I'll meet you in heaven one day, Kevin!

Sgt T. Mickelson, Ret
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department

January 15, 2021

Thinking about you and your family who miss you so much. Having gotten to know and become friends with your family since your death, I regret I never had the pleasure of meeting you for I know you were a great guy. Your memory as a hero will always be honored.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 15, 2021

Thinking of you tonight, and always. Love and miss you my friend.


May 8, 2020


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 many of 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 is a stark reminder, 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 unspoken, kind words to him....

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 [who worked for Galt P.D., at the same time as Kevin] and 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!

Ed -- Kevin's uncle

Ed Tonn, Special Agent (Ret)
CA Dept. of Justice

January 15, 2020

Words are always inadequate, so today, on the 7th EOW anniversary, let's spend a few moments in reflection of Kevin's sacrifice and ask God to protect our Officers, around the Country.

CA DOJ - Special Agent (Ret) Ed Tonn
Kevin's uncle

January 15, 2020

Tonn, it goes without saying for so many I know, this life is hard without you and this time of year is always especially rough. You were always there for me, one of my very best friends...and I miss you so much.


January 5, 2020

Kevin...I'm really feeling the pain of your loss tonight...I will miss you and love you forever.

"Sometimes you just have to stay silent because no words can explain what is going on in your mind and heart"


October 24, 2019

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

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