Police Officer Greggory Casillas

Police Officer Greggory Casillas

Pomona Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, March 9, 2018

Greggory Casillas

Police Officer Gregg Casillas was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a man in the 1400 block of South Palomares Street following a vehicle pursuit.

The vehicle fled after officers attempted to stop it for reckless driving. The driver crashed into another vehicle before fleeing on foot and entering an apartment. As Officer Casillas and another officer attempted to make contact with the man he fired through the apartment door, striking both officers.

The officers were both transported to a local hospital where Officer Casillas succumbed to his wounds. The man surrendered after remaining barricaded inside his home for more than 15 hours. He was charged with Officer Casillas' murder as well as several counts of attempted murder of a peace officer.

Officer Casillas had served with the Pomona Police Department for six months and was still in field training at the time of the incident. He had been employed as a civilian with the agency for three years before entering the police academy. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge 16

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with murder

barricade, vehicle pursuit


Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Chief of Police Mike Olivieri
Pomona Police Department
490 W. Mission Blvd
Pomona, CA 91766

Phone: (909) 620-2155

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On behalf of Point 27, I would like to offer condolences for Officer Gregg Casillas. Please know we are eternally grateful for Christopher’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Officer Gregg Casillas, Point 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Chief, Pomona Police Department, for Gregg’s partner and fellow officers. Point 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Officer Casillas’s family members.

Point 27 is a Non-Profit Organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


David Dodd
Colonel, US Army Retired
Director, Point 27

David Dodd
US Army Retired and Point 27

March 22, 2018

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