On January 31, 2016, P.O. David Pasillas and P.O. Arnulfo Gomez responded to multiple 911 calls of an armed intruder who had broken into a house in the 7300 block of South Paulina Avenue. Inside the home, a male offender was holding a female victim at gunpoint. The officers entered the kicked in front door of the residence and were immediately fired upon by the home invader. Both officers subsequently returned fire and neutralized the threat. The offender was killed in the exchange and an accomplice was taken into custody. Thanks to the officers’ quick actions, the resident of the home was not harmed.
P.O. Pasillas and P.O. Gomez began their training at the Chicago Police Academy on March 5, 2013. They first met in 2006 while serving in the U.S. Army in the same infantry unit. Officer Pasillas left the Army in 2007 and Officer Gomez continues to serve. Upon competing their foot patrol assignments and Operation “Safe Passage,” Pasillas and Gomez successfully bid to the 007th District where they are currently assigned to the 1st Watch. Both are motivated officers who love what they do for our country and city.