Slain officer’s son gets police honor guard on school day

UPLAND, Calif. (AP) — A police escort has welcomed the son of a slain Southern California officer on his first day of kindergarten.

KABC-TV says more than 70 officers with the Pomona, Upland and Ontario departments and the California Highway Patrol lined up to honor Greggorio Casillas, who arrived by motorcade at an Upland school Wednesday.

Pomona Police Chief Michael Olivieri helped walk the boy to class.

Greggorio’s father, 30-year-old Greggory Casillas, had been with the Pomona police force for six months when he was fatally shot in the face in March.

Authorities say a man fleeing officers fired through the door while holing up in an apartment. Another officer was wounded before the 15-hour standoff ended in the arrest of Isaias Valencia, who’s charged with murder.

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