BIOGRAPHY (Prepared by Kevin's Family)
In 1990, the year prior to Kevin entering high school, his father, Will Tonn, attended the Sheriff's Academy and Kevin's uncle, Ed Tonn, was a Special Agent with California DOJ. No secret why Kevin became interested in law enforcement. When Kevin started high school in 1991 he joined the Roseville Police Explorers and thereby began his adventure of serving others.
At the age of 19, Kevin enlisted in the Army & became a Military Policeman. Subsequent to his military service Kevin was a sales rep for 2 building-materials companies. During that time Kevin met numerous people, one of whom was instrumental in Kevin becoming a Fire Fighter at Fort Drum, N.Y. Also, during Kevin's 8+ years in New York, he was a volunteer fire fighter; rising to the rank of Asst. Chief.
After approx. 8 years in New York, Kevin moved backed to California where he worked briefly as a Fire Prevention Officer for Sacramento. Kevin then bought & operated a letter & parcel shipping business. Due to a cooling economy & an abiding interest in law enforcement, Kevin sold his business, attended the Sacramento Sheriff's Academy & eventually became a Galt Police Officer where he worked alongside his cousin, Jarrett Tonn. Kevin & Jarrett's dads are identical twins.
Jarrett & many others have said that Kevin believed that having a job of helping & protecting people was the highest calling that someone could have. Kevin had been on the force 3 1/2 years. During this time Kevin was promoted to the K-9 unit. K-9 officer Yaro & Kevin were a very dynamic duo. Tragically, last week, Kevin's "calling to serve" was ended when Kevin was mortally wounded in the line of duty.