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

On behalf of the Upland Police Officer's Association we would like to extend our sincere condolences to Officer Kevin Tonn's family as well as the Galt Police Department. Rest in Peace Officer Tonn.

Officer Duran
Upland Police Officer's Association

January 16, 2013

Ofc. Kevin Tonn was 'get it done' kind of guy and always had a smile on his face. He was dedicated to his K-9 partner Yaro and spent many extra hours in training and working together. They had a wonderful bond and K-9 Yaro was very devoted to his handler.

He not only served his community well but spent countless hours of his own time helping other K-9 teams. He was in the process of raising funds for a new K-9 for the Galt PD K-9 Unit, he served on the Board of the Foothills K-9 Association and helped every year with the Police & Working K-9 Foundation "Cover Your K-9" campaign.

Last month he attended our "Cover Your K-9" Emergency Medicine Course along with 90 other K-9 handlers and members of K-9 command staff. Ever the enterprising fundraiser for the Galt PD K-9 unit, he made sure that many of those there attending & volunteering left with either a Galt PD K9 sweatshirt or a K-9 mug!

He would drive many miles to perform K-9 demonstrations with K-9 Yaro & to help educate kids & interested citizens about the important jobs that K-9 teams perform. He was an awesome ambassador for K-9 teams around Northern California.

This is a heartbreaking loss and he will be deeply missed by his family, community, department and his large family of K-9 friends.

We are sending our prayers to his family, the Galt PD family, his fellow Foothills K-9 Assoc members and K-9 handlers. We are also keeping K-9 Yaro in our thoughts and prayers too.

Officer Tonn, thank you for your friendship, your service and sacrifice for us all.

We will miss you and always remember you.

Louise Tully
Police & Working K-9 Foundation

January 16, 2013

Rest easy brother, you have stood your watch with pride and professionalism. Go to the promised place where you can look down to see your brothers continue what you have started. Thank you for your service. May the light of Christ ease the pain on the ones you have loved, and loved you return.

Sean D. Creamer; C-LEO ret.
Tryon Palace Security Unit, New Bern, NC

January 16, 2013

My heart and prayers go out to the friends and family of K9 Officer Tonn. Rest in Peace brother and thank you for your service and sacrifice!

K9 Police Officer Lucas DeGand
Port Angeles Police Department

January 16, 2013

Family, friends, co-workers and citizens of Galt, God Bless you all. We have lost another good man in blue. To the department, stay strong, be there for eachother, and pick up where Officer Tonn left off. From a department and town of same size, we had the same tragedy February 25, 2010. It is going to be hard but stay strong for eachother and your families.

Sergeant Todd Lowery
Reedley Police Department

January 16, 2013

A true "Hero" taken. May God grant you eternal peace. Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Billy Russo (Det. Ret.)
Nassau County Police Dept. NY

January 16, 2013



January 16, 2013

My heart breaks for Officer Tonn's family, friends and department.
May you find peace and comfort in knowing his life and death have touched many.

Amanda Stevens, W.Sacramento
Sister of Ofc. Garret Davis, HPD EoW 1/21/12

January 16, 2013

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Kevin A. Tonn. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Galt, California will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir .

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

January 16, 2013



January 16, 2013

May he rest in peace, and may the light of God's love always shine upon him.

Rev. Glenn E. Fischer
Pastor, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church

January 16, 2013

Rest in peace, Kevin. Shocked and saddened. Prayers to you and your family


January 16, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with your family and loved ones. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May you Rest In Peace.

Loretta Ganoe

January 16, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

January 16, 2013

Sincere condolences to the family and fellow officers of Officer Tonn. With deep appreciation for his service as a soldier and a police officer. Thank you sir.

Chaplain Sam Faraone
El Paso, TX PD

January 16, 2013

Police Officer Kevin A. Tonn May you Rest In Peace. My deepest condolences go out to your Family, Friends and Co-workers. You will Never Be Forgotten!

Police Officer Sergio Valdez
Chicago Police Department

January 16, 2013

Rest in peace Officer Tonn. Your brothers in blue have the watch now. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and department.

Patrolman Joel Paschen
Walkerton Police Dept.

January 16, 2013

Our hearts are broken once again...we grieve with all those that know and love this brave officer and with all those in the thin blue line. Officer Tonn, thank you for your selfless service in the Army, Fire, medic, and as a Galt Police Officer. Your sacrifice will NEVER be FORGOTTEN
Rest in Peace in the comfort of Our Lord's Arms

Family of
Sgt. Howard Stevenson E.O.W. 1/5/2005

January 16, 2013

So sorry, RIP. Thank you for all you did for K9s.

K9 Officer L. Noltze
Sioux City, IA PD

January 16, 2013

God Bless Brother, may you RIP.

Patrol Officer Jeremy Stenda
University Heights Police Department
Badge #641

January 16, 2013

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.
Thank you for your service.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis County Police Dept

January 16, 2013

God Speed Officer Tonn, You will be sadly missed


January 16, 2013

Thank you Kevin for blessing my life! I will cherish the moments we had together. You were so dedicated to protecting our community and to making a difference in this world. You and Yaro were so dear to me and I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers as they try to make sense of all of this. We love you and miss you!

Donna Bassett
A heartbroken friend

January 16, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 16, 2013

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell WY, PD

January 16, 2013

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