California Governor on Death of Toamalama Scanlan

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Music Office (TMO) and AdventGX will co-host a Music Friendly Community workshop in Bryan on Monday, October 18. TMO Director Brendon Anthony will be present to explain the Music Friendly Community designation and answer questions. Participation in TMO’s Music Friendly Community program provides Texas communities with a network for fostering music industry development and sends a clear message to industry professionals that certified communities are serious about attracting and developing music industry growth. Bryan's workshop is the first step in the certification process. When complete, Bryan will join 30 other Texas cities that have earned the coveted "Music Friendly" designation. "As we unleash the full might of the Texas economy, I look forward to continuing to work alongside community and business leaders in Bryan to ensure they have the knowledge and tools they need to succeed," said Governor Abbott. "Music is a big part of the Texas brand and our local economies, and I thank the Texas Music Office for helping communities large and small to amplify creative partnerships and spur new business growth." Musicians, venues, and the general public are all welcome to attend. Music Friendly Community Workshop – Bryan Monday, October 18 at 6 p.m. Grand Stafford Theater, 106 S Main St., Bryan, TX 77803 Questions and media inquiries can be directed to Jose Quintana,, or Alyson Mullins,

Governor Newsom Statement on Death of Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Officer

SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding the death of Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Officer IV Toamalama Scanlan:

“Jennifer and I are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Correctional Officer Scanlan.  We offer our heartfelt condolences to Officer Scanlan’s family and friends, as well as those who served with him.  We will never forget his sacrifice.”

On September 3, 2016, Correctional Officer Scanlan sustained gunshot wounds while responding to an active shooter in the Fresno County Jail main lobby.  Since that date, Officer Scanlan had been hospitalized and succumbed to his injuries on October 12, 2021, at Kindred Hospital in Paramount, Calif.

Correctional Officer Scanlan, 46, began his career with the Fresno County Probation Department in June 1998 and joined the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office in April 2006.  He promoted to Correctional Officer IV in August 2012.  At the time of his injury, he was assigned to Population Management and was a member of the Jail Division’s Security Emergency Response and Tactics Team.

He is survived by his wife, Tepatasi, two sons, and four daughters.

In honor of Correctional Officer Scanlan, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.

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