From The Tribune staff reports
PELHAM — The funeral arrangements have been finalized for a Pelham police officer that died after being hospitalized with COVID-19.
Gomez had been with the Pelham Police Department for 11 years.
“We are devastated and heartbroken by the loss of our friend,” said Police Chief Pat Cheatwood. “He was an incredible police officer. He had a servant’s heart and would never hesitate to help someone in need. Juan loved this community and served honorably. He may be gone, but we will make sure he is never forgotten.”
Officer Gomez was an Army veteran and he will be buried at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo. Visitation will be on Tuesday, Aug. 17, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Shades Mountain Community Church. The funeral will be at the same church on Wednesday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m.