Sacto 9-1-1
January 15, 2013
UPDATE: Galt police identify officer killed responding to burglary

Authorities have identified the Galt police officer killed this morning while responding to a burglary as 35-year-old Kevin Tonn, who has been with the department 3 1/2 years.

gal.1t.jpg

"He was a very well respected, very proactive member of our department," said Galt police Lt. Jim Uptegrove. "His loss is extremely tragic to us and to our community."

View a photo gallery


The suspected shooter, a man in his 30s or 40s, also died from what were apparently self-inflicted injuries, said Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos.

galt2.jpeg

Ramos said the officer confronted the subject about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday following a burglary call in the 200 block of F Street. Later, the officer called for emergency back up.

A second officer, responding to the scene, radioed in that shots had been fired and an officer was down. The first officer, Tonn, was transported to Kaiser Permanente South Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

It is the first line-of-duty death for the Galt Police Department, which has about 30 to 40 officers.

After learning of Tonn's death, city officials canceled the City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday night.

galt_fatal_shooting_two.jpg

Photo captions: Top, Wearing black bands over their badges in sympathy for fellow Officer Kevin Tonn, 35, who died in the line of duty Tuesday, Galt police Lt. Jim Uptegrove, center, leaves the podium with fellow officers. Bottom, The scene where a Galt police officer was killed on Tuesday. Photo by Renee C. Byer / rbyer@sacbee.com

Check back later for more information.


View Larger Map

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from sacbee.com. While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on sacbee.com and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.



About Sacto 9-1-1

Sacto 9-1-1 is a blog on crime and emergency services news in the Sacramento region.

Send feedback on Sacto 9-1-1 to Assistant Metro Editor Anthony Sorci at asorci@sacbee.com

Subscribe to Breaking News Alerts

FOLLOW US | Get more from sacbee.com | Follow us on Twitter | Become a fan on Facebook | Watch Bee news, lifestyle videos | View our mobile versions | e-edition: Print edition online | What our bloggers are saying

Sacto 9-1-1 Q&A

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues. QUESTION: A couple of years ago, a Sacramento tax attorney named Roni Deutch was the target of an investigation by the California Department of Justice. She was accused of bilking clients out of millions and defying a court (Read More)

More Questions and Answers
See all the crime Q&As
Submit your question

April 2014

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30      

Monthly Archives


Kim Minugh on Twitter

Follow "Kim_Minugh" on Twitter

Local Agencies on Twitter

Categories