K-9 Officer Kevin Tonn was killed Tuesday morning by a suspected burglar, Galt Police say.
Tonn, 35, had been with the force since 2009. Before that, he was a firefighter and medic. He lived in Galt.
The gunman that shot Tonn is also dead, having turned the gun on himself in a field near F and 2nd streets. Tonn was was investigating reports of a burglary when a witness pointed out a man believed to have been involved.
Police say a conflict ensued, and Tonn was shot.
This is the first time a Galt Police officer has been killed in the line of duty since the force’s beginning in 1946.
Tonn’s canine partner, Yaro, is trained in protection, tracking, searches and narcotic detection, Galt Police say.