Antelope Valley, CA — On March 15, 2019, Officer John Tanner passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Officer Tanner was only recently diagnosed with an inoperable tumor on his spinal cord, which had limited all movement and feeling in his legs and restricted sensation and mobility in his upper body and arms. He was in the process of undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment prior to his passing.
Officer Tanner was a husband and a loving father of two boys. He and his wife, Jessie, are also expecting their first daughter later this year.
He was highly respected and was held with the utmost esteem by his peers at Antelope Valley CHP.
His spirit was indomitable. Officer Tanner was positive, strong-willed, and motivated to fight every day. He exemplified courageousness, wanting very much to be an example to his children. He was battling not only for himself, but for the public he served, his coworkers, and especially his family.
“The loss of Officer Tanner brings sadness to everyone. We are honored to have seen the same heroism that he exhibited on the field every day,” said Brad Houle, CAHP Credit Union President. “He will be greatly missed by his wife, children, family, peers and the community he gave his life to protect. His family will be in our thoughts and prayers.”
The CAHP Credit Union has established a memorial fund in honor of Officer Tanner. One-hundred percent of all donations received will go directly to Officer Tanner’s wife and children. The CAHP Credit Union is covering all processing fees and administrative responsibilities.
Donations can be made on the CAHP Credit Union website (cahpcu.org/OfficerTannerMemorialFund) or mailed to:
Officer Johnathan Tanner Memorial Fund
CAHP Credit Union
P.O. Box 276507
Sacramento, CA 95827-6507
CAHP Credit Union has a membership of over 18,000 and is dedicated to matching the integrity, judgement and courtesy displayed by our peace officer members every day, in providing financial services whenever and wherever they need access to CAHP Credit Union.