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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

So sorry for this tragic loss of one of Americas heros. God bless all his brothers and sisters in blue and his family and friend.

Bob Snider
Blue Knights Tennessee VII

January 15, 2013

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 15, 2013

To the Family:
I am so sorry, mere words are not enough. Senseless and tragic beyond words. I hope that Kevin can punch a hole thru this world to let you know that he is ok, at peace, and will be there watching over.

To Officer Tonn:
Brings tears to my eyes for what has happened to you, your picture shows what a caring man you were to become an Officer. Please know that there are so many people that will be praying that your family will find peace soon.
I salute you,Sir, GodSpeed...

Lisa Chaffee from Western MA
Greatful citizen of all Hero's and their Families

January 15, 2013

RIP brother.


January 15, 2013

R.I.P. Brother, may God bless, and hold your Family close during this difficult time.

Officer T. Foley
Kensington Police Depsrtment

January 15, 2013

My heart goes out to Officer Tonn's family, friends and fellow officers. Rest in peace brother, and watch over us from above. God bless you.

Kevin Morris
Special Agent, retired
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

January 15, 2013

Rest in peace Officer Tonn. Mysincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold.


January 15, 2013

My condolences go out to the Galt Police Department and more importantly Officer Kevin Tonn's family and friends. May you rest in peace brother.

Ofc. G.C. Dunham Ret.
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Jacksonville, Fl.

January 15, 2013

You Sir are a hero just by the profession you chose, may your faith comfort your family, police family and friends.

Your sacrifice and service are much appreciated

Civilian, Manchester, H

January 15, 2013

RIP Officer Kevin Tonn in the arms of Jesus. My prayers are with your family, friends and law enforcement family.

Caroline Sears
Mother of Deputy Michael C. Walizer 3/31/12

January 15, 2013

Go easy brother!

Officer B. Molett
Department of Veterans Affairs

January 15, 2013

God Bless Officer Tonn, his family and the men and women of the Galt, CA, Police Department.

Special Agent (Retired)
Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)

January 15, 2013

RIP Brother


January 15, 2013

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