Families of Injured LBPD Officers
On July 31, 2017 at approximately 6:18 a.m., the Los Banos Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call at an apartment in the 2100 Block of Gilbert Gonzalez Jr. Drive. The juvenile caller reported that their father was trespassing and had gained entry into the apartment through a window.
Through the investigation we have learned that the father has not lived in the home with his family in approximately 1 year and he and his wife have been separated during that time.
The first officer arrived and made contact with the suspect's children. The officer was directed inside the home where he encountered the 39 year old suspect in the kitchen near the front door.
The officer attempted to convince the suspect to step outside so the two could speak further but the suspect was argumentative and would not comply with officer's requests.
A struggle ensued between the suspect and the officer which resulted in the officer deploying his taser. After the deployment, the suspect managed to remove the Taser probes and he continued to resist the officer.
A second officer arrived and together, both officers attempted to restrain the suspect. A second struggle occurred at which point both officers and the suspect were shot.-Chief Gary Brizzee
Both the officers and the suspect were airlifted to Modesto area hospitals where the suspect later died. The officers were treated by amazing doctors, nurses and staff at memorial hospital in Modesto CA.
Officer Hew has been transferred to a Sacramento area hospital for continued treatment of three gunshot wounds. Officer Hew has under gone multiple surgeries but is a true warrior in blue and will continue his road to recovery. Officer Pinion (seen above) who also sustained major injuries was released and is at home resting with family.
Both Officers and their familes must now face the healing process and we will not let them do it alone. We are asking anyone who is able to help, please donate to the families during this time of need.
These families will need help with travel expenses, lodging, meals, daycare, loss of wages such as expected overtime shifts, parents and spouses missing work and other financial hardships.
All of your donations will be given to each of the families as needed during this time of healing. If you do not wish to make a donation through this site or are from another law enforcement POA, you can also send donations to:
The Los Banos Police Officer's Association
c/o Officer Surina Gonzalez
945 5th Street, Los Banos CA, 93635
or call Officer Chris Borchardt
at (209) 827-7070 ext. 289
This is and will be the only go fund me page dedicated to the families of Officer Hew and Officer Pinion.
Thank you for your support of these brave men and their families during this difficult time. Aaron and Kris rest easy, we got your six.
Paul Llanez, Los Banos Police Officer Association President.