Daughter of FF killed in station shooting wears father’s turnout coat at graduation

Joslyn Carlon, daughter of slain LACoFD Firefighter Tory Carlon, accepted her high school diploma to the applause of dozens of her father’s fellow firefighters

By Rachel Engel

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — The daughter of the firefighter killed in a targeted shooting at a Los Angeles County Fire Department accepted her high school diploma on Thursday while wearing her father’s turnout jacket, just two days after his death.

A career firefighter, Tory Carlon, 44, was shot and killed at Fire Station 81 by an off-duty co-worker who later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. An LAFD fire captain was also injured in the shooting.

More than 300 firefighter and law enforcement officers attended the Saugus High School graduation ceremony to support Carlon’s daughter, Joslyn, as she received her diploma.

“It was a hard night, but I was proud to be here and support that family,” LACoFD Firefighter-Paramedic Gary Reichman said in an interview with KABC. “To honor that beautiful girl tonight meant so much to me, to all my colleagues and friends.”

Tory Carlon also leaves behind a wife and two other children. A GoFundMe campaign benefiting the family has been set up.

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