Police Officer Gregory Casillas
Pomona Police Department, California
On Friday, March 9, 2018, Police Officer Casillas was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a man in the 1400 block of South Palomares Street following a vehicle pursuit.
After officers attempted to stop it for reckless driving. The driver crashed into another vehicle right before fleeing on foot and entering and apartment. As two officers attempted to make contact with the man he fired at them striking both officers.
Both officers were transported to a local hospital and Officer Casillas later succumbed to injuries. The suspect remained barricaded inside the home.
Police Officer Gregory Casillas had served with the department for only six months.