Officer Gregory Casillas

End of Watch. Man suspected in slaying of Pomona police officer arrested after 15-hour standoff – Daily Bulletin

POMONA – After a 15-hour standoff at an apartment complex that sent residents fleeing, a man accused of shooting two Pomona police officers [on Friday], killing one and wounding the second, was arrested on Saturday afternoon.

The slain officer was Gregory Casillas, 30, of Upland.

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Officer Christopher Ryan Morton

End of Watch. Clinton community in shock after loss of second police officer in 7 months

On Tuesday, Clinton Police Department officer Christopher Ryan Morton, 30, was shot and killed while entering a home, searching for a suspect.

Officer Justin Billa

Police Officer Justin Billa: Mobile Police Department, Alabama. End of Watch Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Police Officer Justin Billa was shot and killed while assisting in the apprehension of a man who had just murdered his ex-wife.

Investigators at the scene of the original murder identified the subject as a person of interest. Officer Billa, along with other officers, went to the man’s home on Avondale Court to make contact with him. As the officers arrived on scene the subject exited the home and opened fire on them, striking Officer Billa. Another officer returned fire as the subject retreated back into the home.

Police Commander Paul Bauer

Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer was killed in the line of duty. Chicago police commander gunned down in Loop pursuing a suspect – Chicago Tribune

Cmdr. Paul Bauer, 53, was shot to death at the Thompson Center after chasing a man fleeing from tactical officers who tried to stop him, police officials said. Bauer confronted the man, who opened fire as the two struggled, killing the 31-year department veteran, according to police officials and other sources. Bauer had been in the area after attending “active shooter” training, which prepares officers for mass shootings. He also had a meeting with aldermen scheduled for later in the day.

Officers Eric Joering and Tony Morelli

Died in the line of duty today in a suburb of Columbus, OH. Police: 2 officers killed responding to 911; suspect held

Officer Eric Joering was 39 years old. Officer Tony Morelli was 54 years old. They were responding to a “domestic disturbance” call.

“The officers gave their lives in defense of others,” Morbitzer said, struggling to keep his emotions in check. “They’re true American heroes.”