The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office honors the late former correctional officer Toamalama Scanlan with a procession from Los Angeles to Fresno today.
The procession is expected to arrive in Fresno County around 2:00 p.m.
Injured during the 2016 prison lobby shooting
Scanlan, who was seriously injured in a shootout in the main prison lobby in 2016, died Tuesday at Kindred Hospital in Paramount, the sheriff’s office said.
Fresno’s Thong Vang opened fire in the lobby and seriously injured Scanlan and his colleague Juanita Davila, both unarmed. Vang was sentenced to 112 years in prison on two counts for attempted murder.
Scanlan, 46, had been hospitalized since the shooting, trying to recover from his debilitating injuries.
Career with probation service started in 1998
Scanlan began his career with Fresno County Probation in 1998 and joined the Sheriff’s Office eight years later. In 2012 he was promoted to prison officer IV.
Scanlan played defensive end for the Fresno State soccer team in the mid-1990s. Despite being undersized, Scanlan earned the praise of coach Jim Sweeny for his relentless passes.
He leaves behind his wife Tepatasi and six children.