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

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

Godspeed Brother...You lost your life fighting the good fight and for that we are all eternally grateful. Your service is greatly appreciated and may you forever walk the beat of Heaven.

POI K. Jarrell
HPPD

February 6, 2013

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Kevin A. Tonn and the Galt Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Tonn, for your service.

National Police Wives Association
Staff

February 5, 2013

Rest in peace my brother for you are a true hero. May God wrap his arms around your family and fellow Officers in this sad time. Thank You for your service.

Trooper Scott Wernecke #958
Washington State Patrol

February 4, 2013

My heart is filled with great sadness at learning of the loss of your loved one and fellow Officer.
We in the law enforcement community are a family.
Though we may wear different uniforms and have different badges, shields, or stars pinned upon our chest.
We consist of many different agencies from across the nation, for we are Municipal Police Officers, Sheriff's Deputies, State Police Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Officers, Correctional Officers, and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, county roads, and state highways.
Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a law enforcement family, brothers and sisters bonded together by HONOR, SERVICE, and PRIDE.
Daily we honor our fallen brothers and sisters never forgetting their sacrifice.
Daily our position is clear that we will SERVE and PROTECT our communities without faltering and with no hesitation.
Daily we show pride in our chosen profession of LAW ENFORCEMENT, for we willingly walk the line of GOOD over EVIL facing the unknown with COURAGE keeping our trust and faith in GOD.
We know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community, for LAW ENFORCEMENT is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.

Angela & David Coudenys
Corrections Officers
Detroit Reentry Center/RRF
Michigan Department of Corrections

February 3, 2013

Some have said that time will heal. And to a certain degree I suppose that is true. But what really heals your pain are the memories you have that will bring you joy and ease your sorrow.

Special Agent Matthew Lorentzen
BNSF Railroad Police- Stockton, CA Office

February 2, 2013

Rest easy officer your service will never be forgotten. You paid the ultimate sacrifice and for that I thank you.

MONICO GARZA EMT-I
Salt Lake City, Utah

February 2, 2013

Rest in peace brother.

Deputy T. Luttrell
WCSD-TN

February 1, 2013

So very sorry for the loss to the GPD and family of Officer Tonn. I pray our Lord will comfort and help heal the hurt of his family, co-workers and friends. Rest In Peace

BJ Edwards
Grateful Citizen

February 1, 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

February 1, 2013

Officer Tonn,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol

January 30, 2013

Brother in Blue…thank you for your service to the citizens of this great country and to our heavenly father. May your family and friends never forget your sacrifice and may you rest in peace. You will be missed.

Lt. R. Neumann
Springdale PD, Spdl., OH

January 29, 2013

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.


Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

January 29, 2013

Thank you for your dedicated service to your community, Reast in Peace brother,

Provincial Constable Marty Lalonde
Ontario Provincial Police

January 29, 2013

Prayers for the family, friends and co-workers.

While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. ~John Taylor

R.I.P. Officer Ton

Correctional Officer J. Storm
WVCF, Carlisle, Indiana

January 28, 2013

Thank you for keeping my family safe out there in Galt, rest in peace brother...

Senior Corrections Officer
NJ DOC- East Jersey State Prison

January 28, 2013

I am so so sorry to hear this news. I knew Kevin's uncle, Ed, during my high school years in Sacramento. It appears that Kevin was a wonderful person, and he will be sorely missed. I feel so sad with his colleagues, friends and family.

Prayers and blessings,

Joan Hamlin Meinen
Phoenix, Arizona

JOan Hamlin Meinen
Friend of Kevin's uncle

January 27, 2013

Thank you so much for your great servive to our country on more than one ocassion. May God bless your family, co-workers and friends and help them through this tough time.

Lt. Preston Donaldson
Tennessee Highway Patrol

January 27, 2013

Thank you officer, for making the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for serving in the military as well, and keeping us all safe. You are 10-8 now brother......Godspeed!!!

Reserve Deputy Sheriff- Mike B
WCDSA-Worcester MA

January 27, 2013

My condolences. May you R.I.P Office Tonn

Katie
Texas Game Warden Wife

January 26, 2013

Having followed the Foothills K9 Association on Facebook, I became familiar with Officer Tonn and K9 Yaro. For some reason this loss has hit deep and hard, heartbreaking. It could have been anyone, any day, anytime, but God called Officer Tonn home. He has left a legacy in his 35 years that won't be forgotten and I hope will be carried on. My condolences, thoughts and prayers for the Tonn family, friends, department and Yaro. God bless you all. You have an amazing Guardian Angel now.

Janice citizen in Southern CA
Daughter of a LEO

January 26, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Tonn as well as the brotherhood at Galt Police Department. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse Police Department, NY

January 25, 2013

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