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Santa Barbara Police Officer Gets Big Welcome After Returning Home From Fourth Tour In A Combat Zone

Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2012 1:00am

Family members, friends, co-workers, and community leaders were on hand to give a big welcome to a Santa Barbara police officer returning home from his fourth tour of duty overseas in combat zones.

In addition to being a Santa Barbara police officer, Matt Tonello is a Marine reservist.  He served three tours in Iraq.

Friday afternoon, he  arrived at Santa Barbara Airport after completing his latest deployment, in Afghanistan.

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