Jarrett Tonn

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Service Record

Agency Galt California Police Department
Rank Officer, Detective[1]
Dates of Service 2007-2014[2]
Salary $94,605 (2014)[3]
Agency Vallejo California Police Department
Rank Officer, Detective
Badge Number 673
Dates of Service Hired in 2014.[4]
Salary $261,822 (2019)[5]
Last Known Status Active

Incident Reports

2015 Shooting of Gerald Brown

On February 22, 2015, Brown led officers on a vehicle pursuit through residential neighborhoods. Tonn and other officers shot and wounded Brown after he allegedly rammed into a police vehicle.[6][7][8][9]

Department Response

On December 21, 2015, a department investigation determined that Tonn's actions were "an appropriate reaction within [department] policy".[8]

2017 Arrest of Robert Strong

On April 19, 2017, Strong was pulled over by Tonn for a traffic stop. Strong filmed part of the incident, which shows Tonn pulling him out of the vehicle and taking him to the ground.[6]

Legal Action

On May 5, 2018, Strong filed a lawsuit against the city, alleging violations of his Fourth Amendment rights and other charges.[10]

On September 1, 2020, the lawsuit was settled for $52,500.[11]

2017 Shooting of Kevin DeCarlo

On May 31, 2017, Tonn and another officer attempted to arrest DeCarlo on a felony warrant. DeCarlo used his vehicle to hit a police vehicle in an attempt to flee. Tonn and other officers fired at the vehicle.[12][13]

Department Response

On May 9, 2018, a department investigation determined that Tonn's actions were with policy, that the tactics were "sound and within the accepted practices".[13]

Legal Action

In January 2018, DeCarlo filed a lawsuit, claiming the use of excessive force.[14]

DeCarlo agreed to a plea deal in the charges against him. As part of the settlement, he agreed to the facts of his arrest as detailed by the law enforcement reports.[15]

The lawsuit was settled.

2017 Arrest of Victor Hurtado

On July 8, 2017, Tonn chased Hurtado, who he believed was involved in an armed carjacking. As shown by his body-worn camera, Tonn fired at Hurtado, but missed.[6][16][17]

Department Response

On February 21, 2018, a department investigation determined that Tonn's actions were within policy, that the tactics were "sound and within the accepted practices".[17]. Tonn was not disciplined by the department.[16]

2018 Arrest of Jose Villalobos

On November 4, 2018, Tonn and other plainclothes officers arrested Villalobos, who they believed matched the description of a sexual predator.[18]

Legal Action

In December 2019, a lawsuit was filed.[18]

In October 2021, the lawsuit was settled.[18]

2019 Illegal Search

In 2019, Tonn and another officer searched a man and his car.[16]

Legal Action

The man claimed the searches were illegal.[16]

The city paid $6,000 to settle the lawsuit.[16]

2020 Death of Sean Monterrosa

Department Response

In June 2020, Tonn was placed on administrative leave.[19]

On July 27, 2020, it was reported that Tonn had returned to duty.[20]

On June 1, 2021, an independent investigator found the shooting to "not be objectively reasonable" and that it was based on bad tactics. The report also stated that Tonn violated department policy.[21][22]

On December 1, 2021, the department notified Tonn of their intent to fire him based on several violations of department policies, including use of force.[23]

Legal Action


  1. Ron Jones, Galt Officer’s Cousin One Of First To Respond To His Shooting, CBS 13, 2013-01-15
  2. City Manager's Bi-Weekly Report, City of Vallejo, 2014-08-15
  3. Jarrett Tonn Police Officer Galt, govSalaries
  4. City Manager's Bi-Weekly Report, City of Vallejo, 2014-08-15
  5. Jarrett Tonn M Police Officer Vallejo, govSalaries
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 John Glidden, Vallejo pays $52,500 to settle excessive lawsuit brought by man filming traffic stop, Vallejo Sun, 2021-02-01
  7. Dianne De Guzman, Police: Man fatally shot by Vallejo officer left note, Mercury News, 2015-03-23
  8. 8.0 8.1 Crime Report, Vallejo Police Department, 2015-02-22
  9. VPD Case 15-02436 Body-Worn Camera, Vallejo Police Department
  10. Strong v. City of Vallejo Complaint, U.S. District Court, 2018-05-15
  11. Strong v. City of Vallejo Release, U.S. District Court, 2020-09-01
  12. John Glidden, City of Vallejo settling excessive force lawsuit, Vallejo Sun, 2021-07-20
  13. 13.0 13.1 Investigation Documents, Vallejo Police Department, 2017-06-01
  14. John Glidden, City of Vallejo settling excessive force lawsuit, JohnGlidden.com, 2021-07-20
  15. DeCarlo v City of Vallejo Order, U.S. District Court, 2021-03-23
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 Scott Morris, New body camera video shows Vallejo officer who killed Sean Monterrosa shoot at man’s back in 2017, Vallejo Sun, 2021-05-14
  17. 17.0 17.1 Report of Investigation, Vallejo Police Department, 2018-02-21
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 John Glidden, Vallejo tentatively settles excessive force lawsuit over alleged police assault in church, Vallejo Sun, 2021-10-05
  19. Laurence Du Sault, Detective on leave over Sean Monterrosa shooting, Open Vallejo, 2021-07-11
  20. Richard Freedman, Officer in shooting returns as windshield scrutiny continues in Vallejo, Times Herald, 2020-07-27
  21. Vallejo cop who fatally shot Sean Monterrosa violated policy, investigation concludes, KTVU, 2021-12-02
  22. Administrative Investigative Report, OIR Group, 2021-06-01
  23. Notice of Intent to Discline, Vallejo Police Department, 2021-12-01