Gerard Casatillo pron: jə-RAHRD
24 (Birthday: April 11)
Dark brown hair, dark brown eyes; his skin tone is a little dark. He calls himself a "mutt". If there's an ethnicity for him, he's a pretty tan Hispanic (Central American). He also has a little bit of facial hair but it's trimmed to make him look attractive. He's 5'10 and pretty muscular. Gerard is often seen with his police uniform and tank tops during his days off.
Gerard is a pretty easy-going guy and despite the weight he carries, he always tries to fight for the future. He likes cracking jokes when the situation calls for it (or when Zuri gets way too serious) but is otherwise extremely professional. He doesn't know if he wants to be a cop all his life but considers it a means to pay his bills for now until something inspires him.
Born as a legitimate child to his mother and father, he was raised Catholic albeit they were pretty poor and his father would often penny pinch. Gerard was an only child until he discovered proof that he has an older brother - a child out of wedlock when his mother was a teenager.
His family avoided acknowledging the other's existence and, for a time, Gerard rebelled and spent time in juvenile hall. Once his father lost his job, he started to drink and abused Gerard's mother in drunken rages. Because of her strict Catholic upbringing, she never had it in her to divorce him, even when his rage turned to Gerard.
One night was especially horrible to where Gerard would have to beat his father up. His father called the police on him and had him arrested - but decided not to press charges. Angered by the arrest, nevertheless, Gerard decided to take matters in his own hands and injured his father by means of an accident.
After sending his father to the hospital, his mother decided to disown Gerard. Gerard lived on the streets until he was old enough to get himself a job and able to support himself, but had to drop out of high school.
Years later, Gerard finds his mother sitting at the park bench, battered and blue, and sat down to talk to her. She had told Gerard that his father had finally passed away due to liver failure. He begs her to take him back and, thinking he caused his father to die, begged for her forgiveness.
She doesn't and tells him that she'll always to pray for him. Gerard never saw her again after that.
Racked with guilt, Gerard started to attend church again and regained his faith. He eventually managed to get his GED and started the police academy where he'd become a police officer and was partnered with Zuri Byrd.
There is a tattoo of the cross on his right shoulder. It's not normally seen unless he takes off his shirt or if he's wearing a tanktop.
Deadly sin that best represents them?
Socioeconomic level as a child?
Eating sweets, making up puns, reading the Bible,
Dream place to live?
A nicer apartment.
Mode of transportation?
His gun & punching.
Sweet cotton candy.
How do they feel about love?
"It'd be nice to be loved but I'm not sure if anyone's ready to carry my sins along with me." - Gerard
Makes a living by?
Mutters the Lord's Prayer over and over during intense moments
Religious and to what extent? Any spiritual beliefs?
Catholic, carries the bible in the cop car with Zuri.
He has a brother, but he doesn't know who he is.
The necklace he wears
A gold cross necklace he wears under his shirt. On days off, he has a nose piercing.
Body modifications? (Piercings, implants, tattoos etc.)
On days off, he has a nose piercing. There is a tattoo of the cross on his right shoulder. It's not normally seen unless he takes off his shirt or if he's wearing a tanktop.