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  • Lezlie Sterling / lsterling@sacbee.com

    A plaque with a photo of fallen Galt Police Officer Kevin Tonn and his K-9 partner, Yaro, was given to the Tonn family and one just like this plaque but bigger was hung outside one of the trauma bay doors at Kaiser Sacramento South in honor of the fallen Galt Police Officer on Thursday, April 18, 2013.

  • Lezlie Sterling / lsterling@sacbee.com

    Galt Police Officer, Jarrett Tonn, left, cousin of fallen Galt Police Officer Kevin Tonn, attends a plaque dedication ceremony at Kaiser Sacramento South on April 18, 2013.

Ceremony Wednesday afternoon for fallen Galt officer

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 - 9:44 am
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 - 9:54 am

A public ceremony will be held Wednesday afternoon for a Galt police officer who was killed in the line of duty one year ago today.

Kevin Tonn, 35, was fatally shot Jan. 15, 2013 after responding to a reported burglary in Galt. His suspected shooter, 30-year-old Humphrey Gascon, then turned the gun on himself.

Tonn’s death sent shock waves through his small department, a force of fewer than 40.

The ceremony is set for 2 p.m. at the southeast corner of C Street and Civic Drive at Galt City Hall.

A graveside remembrance was held Wednesday morning at East Lawn Mortuary & Sierra Hills Memorial Park.


Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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