STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) — The Stockton Police Department held a procession for one of their officers who was shot and killed Tuesday while responding to a domestic violence call.
The procession for Officer Jimmy Inn started at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office in French Camp.
People lined up with signs to pay their respects to Officer Inn and show their support for the police department.
Officer Inn was killed when suspect Lance Lowe shot him multiple times after he knocked on the door of Lowe’s La Cresta Way home, according to police.
“It was a violent, blatant and very sudden assault on our police officer,” said Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones at a press conference.
Police say Lowe fired at another officer before bringing his 8-year-old son outside, where he began strangling him.
A nearby resident tackled Lowe, freeing the boy, and police say the officer shot the 30-year-old suspect, killing him.
Inn was pronounced dead at San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp.
Chief Jones said Inn was hired in December 2015 and sworn in the following year.
Across town, a new class of cadets returned to their training less than 24 hours after Inn was killed in the line of duty.
“It is a loss for the community,” said Delta College Post Academy coordinator Jeff Coon. “Even if you do everything right the way we taught you, I mean, bad things can still happen.”
Coon has been an instructor for the last six years. Inn, as well as wife his who is also a Stockton police officer, was in Coon’s class back in 2016.
“He was always very happy, always smiling,” Coon told FOX40. “We trained him and we just hope that you know we gave him the best training and the best edge that we could give him.”
It was at Delta College’s Post Academy where Inn trained before joining the Stockton Police Department.
“He was top of the class in athletics, and he always would go out and help the others that were struggling when he had time to go out and help them as well. So just an all-around good guy,” Coon said.
Coon said Inn had characteristics that cannot be taught.
“Compassion, common sense, just a giving type of person, and that’s what he had, he had all those things,” Coon explained. “He did things from his heart, you know, he meant well and he was just that kind of person.”
A friend of Inn’s told FOX40 off-camera that he was “the exact example of what law enforcement should look like.”
“He was an honorable officer,” she said. “If everyone could have known him, there would be less doubt on law enforcement today.”
A memorial fund has been set up for Inn’s family; click or tap here if you would like to donate. The San Joaquin County Asparagus Festival also announced that $1 of all tickets sold May 13 through 16 will go to Inn’s family.
The procession is following a route from French Camp north through Stockton. The police department let drivers know to be aware of rolling street closures: