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Officer Memorial a Somber Affair

 
Posted Thursday, May 1st 2014 @ 6pm  by KFBK News - Joe Michaels

Hundreds of law enforcement officials gathered Thursday afternoon to remember those who’ve given their lives in the line of duty. 

Yellow roses were respectfully placed on circular stone monuments bearing the names of 35 fallen officers, including the late K9 officer Kevin Tonn who was killed last January while responding to reports of a home burglary.

Galt Police Chief William Bowen called his former employee a pro-active, hard-worker.

"The kind of people that anybody in administration would like to have because they're not just sitting in the car, they're actually getting out there working.  Talking with the public, what we call community relations, community policing, all those different things.  He did that," said Bowen.

With mounted patrol and K9 units watching, Sacramento’s Sheriff Scott Jones and Police Chief Sam Sommers read the names of the fallen deputies and officers from their departments, many of whom had family and friends in attendance.

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