Southern California firefighters will be among those gathering Thursday at the Forum in Inglewood to honor a Los Angeles County firefighter who was shot and killed by a colleague at a fire station.
The memorial for firefighter Tory Carlon, a 44-year-old father of three daughters, was killed June 1 when he was shot June 1 at Fire Station 81 in the Santa Clarita Valley community of Agua Dulce. His death led to an outpouring of grief in the community north of Los Angeles, where many residents have developed a strong bond with firefighters who protect their homes and property from the region’s wildfires. Hundreds attended a candlelight vigil following the tragedy.
Carlon was a 20-year member of the department. He is survived by his wife Heidi and their three daughters.
Just days after the shooting, firefighters attended the high school graduation ceremony of Carlon’s oldest daughter. Joslyn was presented with her father’s turnout coat, which she wore on stage as she accepted her Saugus High School diploma.