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  • Officer Kevin Tonn : January 15th, 2013
    1130 hours Galt Police Officers were called to a burglary in progress at an apartment complex in the 200 block of F Street Officer Kevin Tonn age 35 was waived down by a citizen at the complex who had just then spotted a man matching the suspect description walking near railroad tracks in a nearby field Officer Tonn made contact with the male subject and an altercation ensued The suspect pulled a handgun from his person and fired one shot striking and mortally wounding Officer Tonn A second officer who had just arrived on scene witnessed the shooting called for assistance and gave chase Gunfire was exchanged as a third officer arrived on scene Neither responding officers were wounded and the suspect then used his handgun to take his own life Officer Tonn was transported to Kaiser Permanente South Medical Center where tragically he was pronounced deceased He is survived by his parents and many family members including his K 9 partner Yaro A native of Roseville CA Officer Kevin Tonn was a 3 year veteran of Galt Police Department Prior to his tenure with Galt PD he served as an MPO in the United States Army As a civilian

    Original URL path: http://www.sacmemorial.org/end_of_watch/officer_kevin_tonn (2016-04-25)
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  • Larry Canfield : November 12th, 2008
    when he was struck by another vehicle while on his motor Canfield a 13 year veteran had been assigned to the Rancho Cordova Police Department s motorcycle unit for the past four years Deputy Canfield was transported to Mercy San Juan Hospital in Carmichael where he succumbed to his injuries Deputy Canfield paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving the citizens and community he swore to protect He was doing a

    Original URL path: http://www.sacmemorial.org/end_of_watch/larry_canfield (2016-04-25)
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  • Vu Nguyen : December 19th, 2007
    approximately 2 00 PM Detective Vu Nguyen and his partner who were assigned to the Gang Suppression Unit were patrolling known gang hangouts near 41st Ave and 37th Street in South Sacramento a community hit hard by gang violence As they came upon a known gang house a subject standing outside ran and Detective Nguyen gave chase on foot through yards and over fences His partner drove their vehicle around the front of the houses in an attempt to intercept the fleeing subject Seconds later several gunshots were fired Detective Nguyen was discovered with a life threatening gunshot wound and transported to the hospital where he eventually succumbed to his injuries An intensive and exhaustive manhunt ensued consisting of officers from numerous law enforcement agencies Tips from the public and tireless investigative efforts led to the apprehension of Detective Nguyen s ruthless killer in the early morning hours the next day The killer was 16 years old and a known gang member with a troublesome past Detective Nguyen was married in April of 2007 and is survived by his wife Detective Nguyen paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving the citizens and community he swore to protect He was doing a

    Original URL path: http://www.sacmemorial.org/end_of_watch/vu_nguyen (2016-04-25)
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  • Jeffrey Mitchell : October 27th, 2006
    Deputy Jeffrey V Mitchell a nine year employee of the Sacramento County Sheriff s Department assigned to the South Bureau conducted a vehicle stop at Meiss and Dillard Roads on a white Chevrolet van with one occupant Approximately seven minutes later the Sheriff s Communications Center conducted a welfare check on the officer without a response units responded to his location The initial responding unit arrived at the location approximately 20 minutes later and found the Deputy with a gunshot wound to his head At that point officers requested emergency medical aid for the Deputy and initiated a large perimeter to begin conducting a search of the area The Deputy was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at 4 45 a m as a result of his injuries Mitchell began his career with the Sheriff s Department in 1997 at Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center in Elk Grove where he was a recreation technician who helped lead the jail s physical education program He became a deputy three years later the same year his son Jake was born and went on patrol in 2002 Deputy Mitchell is remembered fondly by everyone who knew him from

    Original URL path: http://www.sacmemorial.org/end_of_watch/jeffrey_mitchell (2016-04-25)
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  • Joseph M. Kievernagel : July 13th, 2005
    business After they cleared the call they flew over the Lake Natoma area where hundreds of people had gathered to get relief from the intense heat being experienced in the Sacramento area What happened next will remain in the hearts and minds of the Sheriff s Department personnel forever Star 6 developed catastrophic engine trouble Witnesses reported that it seemed that Deputy Kievernagel tried in vain to control the craft

    Original URL path: http://www.sacmemorial.org/end_of_watch/joseph_m._kievernagel (2016-04-25)
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  • Kevin Blount : July 13th, 2005
    clearing the call they flew over the Lake Natoma area to check on the welfare of the hundreds of people who had gathered at the lake to get relief from the intense heat being experienced in the Sacramento area What happened next will remain in the hearts and minds of the Sacramento Sheriff s Department s personnel forever Star 6 developed catastrophic engine trouble Witnesses reported that the pilot seemed

    Original URL path: http://www.sacmemorial.org/end_of_watch/kevin_blount (2016-04-25)
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  • Sandy Larson : December 8th, 1998
    Soledad Prison for court dates in Sacramento Less than a mile from its destination the van crashed into the rear of a big rig broken down in a divider between the merging lanes of northbound Interstate 5 Deputy Larson died at the scene Larson joined the Sacramento County Sheriff s Department in 1974 She was on the Board of Directors of the Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff s association for over

    Original URL path: http://www.sacmemorial.org/end_of_watch/sandy_larson (2016-04-25)
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  • Officer Michael Gartrell : April 25th, 1991
    a pursuit of a suspected drunk driver Shortly after he advised that he was in pursuit the communications dispatcher was unable to raise him on the radio A short time later Sacramento Sheriff Deputies advised that Officer Gartrell s police vehicle had been involved in a collision on Martin Luther King Boulevard and the Highway 99 overcrossing Upon arrival at the accident scene officers discovered that Officer Gartrell did not

    Original URL path: http://www.sacmemorial.org/end_of_watch/officer_michael_gartrell (2016-04-25)
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