(KMJ) – The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office says one of its Correctional Officers injured during a shooting inside the lobby of the jail in Downtown Fresno five years ago has passed away as a result of his injuries.
This is what the Sheriff’s Office posted on its Facebook page:
It is with deep sorrow we announce Toamalama Scanlan passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at Kindred Hospital in Paramount, California. He was 46 years old.
On September 3, 2016, Officer Scanlan sustained gun shot wounds while responding to an active shooter in the main jail lobby. Since that date, Officer Scanlan has been hospitalized and ultimately succumbed to his injuries.
Toamalama Scanlan began his career with Fresno County Probation on June 29, 1998, before joining the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office on April 10, 2006. Toamalama promoted to Correctional Officer IV on August 20, 2012 . At the time of his injury he was assigned to Population Management and he was a SERT team member.
Further information about the services will be sent out once details have been finalized.
Toamalama leaves behind his wife, Tepatasi, and five children.