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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

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Scanlan. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Fresno County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 15, 2021

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 15, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

October 15, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 15, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing 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 15, 2021

RIP CO Scanlan
Thanks for your work and service in corrections to and for Abba/God, Christ our Savior, our USA Christian nation, and our families. I too did similar work in direct care, and in safety and security forces like County Jailers and LEO’s do, at mental health facilities in Texas. It is a stressful job, and rewarding job, but that work has too be done to protect citizens, from bad people with criminal mentalities. My condolences/prayers to the family and friends of CO Scanlan, for your loss.
Joe DeHoyos/ATS - Now DSP 3 Supervisor (Ret.)
Tx Dept of MHMR, now
Tx Dept of disability and aging services,
San Angelo state supported living center
Carlsbad Texas - Sanatorium Texas

Joe DeHoyos
American Citizen

October 15, 2021

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Correctional Officer IV Toamalama Scanlan during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Correctional Officer IV Toamalama Scanlan.

Gail. M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

October 14, 2021

You made me a better Man. I will miss you Brother! Watch over your Littles from up there. We will meet again!

Sergeant Roy Johnson
Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department

October 14, 2021

Rest in Peace Correction Officer Scanlan. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Scanlan Family and the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

October 14, 2021

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Correctional Officer Toamalama Scanlan. Please know we are eternally grateful for Toamalama’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Correctional Officer Scanlan, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Fresno County Sheriff's Office in Fresno, California for Toamalama’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Correctional Officer Toamalama Scanlan’s wife.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

October 14, 2021

Rest in peace, Officer Scanlan. Thank you for your service.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

October 14, 2021


Retired Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Canada

October 14, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and coworkers of Correctional Officer IV Toamalama Scanlan. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Scanlan will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

October 14, 2021

Rest in peace Correctional Officer IV Scanlan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 14, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Toamalama Scanlan.
Prayers and condolences for family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

October 14, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother my prayers to your family and friends and your brothers and sister In the Sheriff’s office.

State Correctional officer Ca. “ret” E.S
Calif. Dept. Of Corrections

October 14, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Your family will be in my prayers.

Michael Hutcheson

October 14, 2021

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Correctional Officer Paul Schanno
Hennepin County(Minneapolis)- Adult Corrections Facility

October 14, 2021

Heavenly Father, You commit to us the swift and solemn trust of life: since we know not what a day may
bring forth, but only that the hour for serving You is always present, may we wake to the instant
claims of Your will upon our lives. In the face of questions without answers, of dreams unfulfilled, of
the emptiness that will not go away, we are only compelled to thank You always for lives faithfully
lived, for good memories and living hopes. We are reminded as we pray for family and friends who
are touched with the feeling of sorrow, that we pray to one who does not let go unnoticed even
the falling of a sparrow to earth. We pray to one who weeps for His world, and therefore we come
trusting that in life or death, we may find rest and comfort in Him, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, USGF, IFA, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Intercessory Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

October 14, 2021

I am saddened by evil and uncaring people, but I am so encouraged by the dedication and commitment of the officers and staff of the jail to protect and serve this community. Thank you Officer Scanlan for being a vital part of this service. Your friends and coworkers already miss you. Our prayers and best wishes go out to your family. We know that you have found rest and comfort in the Lord Jesus and that we will be together again.

Chaplain Stephen Belmont
Fresno County Sheriff

October 14, 2021

Rest In Peace Correctional Officer IV Toamalama Scanlan You are in God's hands now. God will watch over you, your family and all corrections officers. Your life mattered!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

October 14, 2021

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

October 14, 2021

Rest easy brother thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

#8046 (Retired) Jerry Matalone
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

October 14, 2021

Rest Easy Sir. May the Comfort of God Wash over your Family & Loved Ones, Department & Community in the Upcoming Days, Weeks, Months ahead . You will never be forgotten!

Former 911 Dispatcher S. Wilson
Prattville Police Department, AL

October 14, 2021

May He Rest In Eternal Peace

Officer Joseph Marchese
Dept. Of Correction Westchester County New York

October 14, 2021

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