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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

Today we received our (encased) U.S. Flag which had been presented to us at the National C.O.P.S. Parent Retreat. (It was mailed so we didn't have to carry it on the plane).

Thanks for honoring Kevin & our family.

Will & Mary Ann Tonn
Parents

November 8, 2013

It was awesome meeting you two and I understand our "sibling children" have a wonderful relationship, too.
Hopefully, we'll see you next year.

God Bless......................

Arlene O'Rourke
Mother of Sgt. Patrick John O'Rourke........E.O.W. 9/9/12

November 7, 2013

A BIG Thank You goes out to the national C.O.P.S. organization for the Parent Retreat, which we just attended last month in Little Rock AR.

We can't possibly thank everyone individually because we would inadvertently miss some. The COPS staff/volunteers/counselors are some of the most loving, caring, & giving folks on the planet!

Thanks for a weekend to build life-time friends and memories!

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

November 1, 2013

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in his arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

October 25, 2013

When I think of my future in the criminal justice field, I have a vision of myself helping others and being an inspiration for the community and my fellow team members. As I was reading about officer Tonn, I learned that he was a U.S. army veteran and that he used to be a firefighter and a medic. Everything officer Tonn has done in his career was all in hopes of benefiting and improving his country and community. I am dedicating this class to him because I aspire to leave the community with the inspiration he has given me.

Arlene Salcedo
Heald College
Criminal Justice Major

August 15, 2013

God Bless you Officer Tonn. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

July 23, 2013

To the family of Kevin, my heart is there with you! I understand your grief and the sadness that is in your hearts! Your loved one paid the ultimate sacrifice and is a hero to all!
My family experienced the same grief in 2007. We will always be very sad that he is no longer with us, but I will look forward to seeing him again in heaven where he is watching over us!

Tracy Page Winder
Survivor/ Deputy Michael Page EOW 6/30/2007

July 16, 2013

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm F J Kapusta
Mohawk Police Department

June 30, 2013

God bless him and his family.

Jaimie
Grateful Citizen

June 20, 2013

Thank you for your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH

June 9, 2013

My deepest condolences to the family, members of the department, and those served, at the loss of this Officer. May faith, family, friends and time join together to ease everyone’s pain at this time of loss.

While many other career choices were certainly available, this officer chose to protect his fellow man, and for this we give everlasting thanks. As the Good Lord hath said, “Blessed are the Peacemakers.”

Thank you for your service, your convictions and moral character, as well as your devotion to duty. May you now rest in peace, knowing your fellow brothers and sisters will watch over your family and continue the Watch!

Additionally Officer Tonn, Thank you for your double commitment to your fellow man by being a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, serving in the U. S. Army. And thank you to your family for carrying the burden of support not only while you worked for the City of Galt, but also while serving in the Military. Without their support you could not have been the successful Officer and protector that you were.

Rusty Featherstone, Asst. Dir. (Ret.)
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, OSBI

May 30, 2013

"Mo chomhbhróin"

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside Police Department

April 23, 2013

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents & He will judge the guilty. May family & friends feel the presence of the "God of All Comfort" as they endure the distressing days ahead. I join you in your agonizing grief & remember you in my prayers.

Another senseless tragedy
Another day of grief,
Another day of praying
To help us find relief.

Relief from bitter anguish
Relief from rage so great,
Relief from lenient justice
Which continues to seal our fate.

Relief from heartache’s torment
As we continue on,
Oh, the awesome loss of brotherhood
Now that you are gone.

Though our hearts are deeply broken
And our tears forever flow,
There’s a comforting assurance
That now with God you go.

We know that you are welcome
Now at Heaven’s gate,
While meeting brothers & sisters
Who also met such fate.

The family of Law Enforcement
Knows no distance here or there,
And we recall in comfort
You await us there.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

April 3, 2013

My brother, rest in peace. It saddens me that this tragedy happened. Know that I am praying for strength and healing for your family. I know you're with God, keeping His kingdom in order as you did here in the flesh on earth. Blessings to your family my brother.

Jason Keeton EMT/Nursing Student
Azusa Pacific University

April 3, 2013

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
Virginia

April 1, 2013

God bless you my brother. You served our country in many ways, may you rest in peace, and your family know they can be proud of you.

RCM1145/Senior Officer
Orange County, Ca

March 27, 2013

Rest in peace. You served with pride and honor in the finest tradition of American law enforcement. Your brothers and sisters of the shield mourn your loss.

Lt. Jay Fleming
NYC Police Department, MNSTF

March 9, 2013

My heart was wrenched to hear of Officer Tonn's senseless death. Thank you for your service and for your sacrifice, Kevin. I will pray for your family, especially your sister. I know what it is to lose a brother this way.

To the family: Though the path is hard, may you feel God's comforting hand upon you as you move through the grief.

Marilyn Beattie
Sister of an officer lost in the line of duty...

February 27, 2013

Thank you for your service and for making the ultimate sacrifice sir. Your service and honor will never be forgotten. My heart and prayers go out to your family, LEO family, and community.
RIP Brother

Former LEO/Firefighter - Shan Williams
FSVFD - Tx

February 22, 2013

A former resident of Galt, I can't thank Officer Tonn enough for his service. It is the town I grew up in, the town I still call home, despite not living there. Myself, along with the Tehama County Probation Department, would like to extend our deepest condolensces to the Tonn family. Thank you for your service and may you eternally rest in peace.

Matt Aguire, Deputy Probation Officer
Tehama County Probation Department

February 20, 2013

My thoughts are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. God bless you and keep you sir. Rest easy

Former officer, Jim Mangum
NC DOC

February 18, 2013

Thoughts & Prayers from your colleagues across the pond in Staffordshire, England.

The Policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining as brightly as his brass.
“Step forward now, officer. How shall I deal with You?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my Church have you been true?”
The officer squared his shoulders and said,
“No, Lord, I guess I ain’t.
Cause those of us who carry badges can’t always be a saint.
But I never took a penny that wasn’t mine to keep,
Though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills just got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me, I 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’ve 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 officer waited quietly for the answer of his God.
“Step forward now, Officer, you’ve borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven’s Streets. You’ve done your time in Hell.”

Rip Brother. Rest easy knowing that your colleagues will continue your good work and attempt to keep you alive in the way they do the job.

PC Dave Stubbs
Staffordshire Police, United Kingdom

February 18, 2013

It seems so long ago and at that same time as if it was yesterday; today being the the one-month anniversary of my nephew's death.

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 you prayers, your tributes, and your comments of appreciation for his service.

As a former Volunteer Fire Fighter & Retired Peace Officer, I have a special bond with those who serve us today, in life-saving professions and am grateful for their unselfish dedication. There is no higher calling than to serve others. I salute you all!

Kevin's passing has been 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 regret of unspoken words....

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

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

And to Galt P.D. and the Law Enforcement Community and the Chaplains - thank you so much for all your support during this difficult time. You have truly wrapped you 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 - BE CAREFUL OUT THERE. May God bless you and protect you as you watch over us!

Ed Tonn
Roseville, CA

Special Agent, CA Dept of Justice -CBI (Retired)


Asst. Chief - Fire, Safety & Security - YP&C
Yosemite Nat'l Park - '73-74

Veteran - US Army '67-'69
Volunteer Firefighter - Arcade Fire - '65-67

Ed Tonn, Special Agent (Retired)
Kevin's uncle

February 15, 2013

We'll always love and miss you Kevin but God has promised us - in the Bible - that we'll meet again in heaven.

Your loving Mom & Dad

Will & Mary Ann Tonn

Parents of Kevin A. Tonn,
E.O.W. 01/15/2013,
Galt CA Police Officer.

February 15, 2013

A PART OF AMERICA DIED.... Somebody killed a policeman today .... And a part of America died…. A piece of our country he swore to protect .... Will be buried with him at his side.... The beat that he walked was a battlefield too,.... Just as if he had gone off to war, .... Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half-mast .... To his name they will add a gold star.... The suspect that shot him will stand up in court .... With counsel demanding his rights,.... While a young widowed mother must work for her kids .... And spend many long, lonely nights... .. Yes, somebody killed a policeman today…. Maybe in your town or mine,.... While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors.... A cop put his life on the line.... Now his ghost walks the beat on a dark city street, .... And he stands at each new rookie's side; .... He answered the call… of himself gave his all,.... And a part of America died.

Sgt. Randy Keenan (Ret)
Alameda, CA Police Dept.

February 11, 2013

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