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Correctional Officer IV Toamalama Scanlan

Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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Reflections for Correctional Officer IV Toamalama Scanlan

I just too also watched what happened to you on television. That evil man possessed with the Devil Himself should not have had a gun. You're selfishness and professionalism and sacrifice are Beyond reproach. You are the true definition of a hero and I wish your family as time goes by. May they have the comfort of knowing that you have saved lives and are still with them today on patrol from above keeping them safe God bless you and your family

Veteran SSGT

February 28, 2024

I have just watched your story on Body Cam. I am so sorry that you encountered such evil. I pray that your family is OK and knows that there is also very good people in this world.
Thank You For Your Service

Karen Dawson

December 21, 2022

Rest In Peace my brother. Thank you for your service.. I’ll never forget your name. Blessings to all your family and friends.

Retired Deputy Vaughn Anthony

November 20, 2021

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." Matthew 5: 9. Prayers to his family, fellow officers and friends! RIP and thank you for your service.

Former Correctional Officer W. Reed
Iowa Departament of Corrections

November 11, 2021

My condolence to the family. As a former Corrections Officer this was hard to read. I hope solace is found if it's only knowing that your love one's killer will never be able to hurt anyone else. Keep your head high and thoughts positive.

Officer Linford Moore
Department of Veterans Affairs Police

November 9, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Correctional Officer IV Toamalama Scanlan on their tragic loss while he was in the line of duty. May our Lord give them the needed comfort and strength they need during this difficult time. Thank you Correctional Officer IV Toamalama Scanlan for your service and dedication to your community. Rest in peace to our brother in blue.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

November 3, 2021

I am very saddened to learn about this tragic incident...but you went out a hero... Thank you for your sacrifice... .

Sgt. S. A. Mohamad
20 year Texas Police Veteran

October 27, 2021

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

October 25, 2021

Rest in Peace Correctional Officer IV Toamalama Scanlan! Thank you for your 10 years of service with the Fresno County Sheriff's Office, in California and for previous service with Fresno County Probation Department. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife and six children during this tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

October 22, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Correctional Officer IV, Toamalama Scanlan, from gunshots wounds that occurred on September 3, 2016. It is always a huge loss when a Correctional Officer IV make the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our Prayers and Thoughts to Officer Davilia who was wounded for a safe and speedy recovery. Our Prayers and Thoughts to the Fresno County Probation Department where Corrections Officer IV Scanlan had previously served.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

October 18, 2021

The saying no guns just guts is true and may you Rest In Peace

Officer Magnum Sherman
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections

October 18, 2021

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
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Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 18, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

October 17, 2021

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Retired Fire Lt Frank J Corasaniti II
Baltimore City Fire Department

October 17, 2021

Terrible tragedy. Thoughts and prayers for family, friends and colleagues. Rest In Peace, faithful servant.

Sgt (Retd) Tom Burns
Victoria Police, AUSTRALIA

October 17, 2021

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

October 17, 2021

Correctional Officer Scanlan,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

October 17, 2021

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

October 17, 2021

Officer Scanlan, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. The world is full of evil people, and yet, you put your life in danger each and every day that others may live in peace and security. You suffered for many years due to your injuries, but now, it is time for you to be at peace in the arms of our loving God. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

October 17, 2021

Rest in peace brother

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County MI.

October 17, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Correctional Officer IV Toamalama Scanlan. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends and all Members of the Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

October 16, 2021

Rest in Paradise, was an honor to have you as a coach and its an honor to share the same uniform.

Officer Dillon Owens
Fresno County Sheriffs Office

October 16, 2021



October 16, 2021

Rest In Peace brother. Your service will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department during this tragic time. Matthew 5:9

Lieutenant Don Barton
Garden City PD, MI

October 16, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family Correctional Officer IV Toamalama Scanlan
and the extended law enforcement family of the Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California.

End of Watch Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 16, 2021

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