Sgt. Aquilino Gonell

Sgt Aquilino Gonell

Sergeant Gonell is a former Capitol Police Officer and immigrant from the Dominican Republic who risked his life defending the Capitol on January 6th, 2021. The injuries he suffered that day forced him to medically retire from the police force. Since then, he has testified before Congress about his experience that day, been interviewed and featured in the news, and has also published a book titled American Shield: The Immigrant Sergeant who Defended Democracy.

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