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Patrolman Michael D. Avila | Parlier Police Department, California Parlier Police Department, California


Michael D. Avila

Parlier Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, November 15, 1981

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Michael Avila was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a bar to investigate reports of two men with guns.

As they were trying to disarm one of the suspects, Patrolman Avila was shot by the second suspect. Patrolman Avila's partner, who was also shot and wounded, returned fire killing the shooter.

Patrolman Avila had served with the Parlier Police Department for eight years. He is survived by his wife and four daughters.

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Thank you very much for your service. May God continue to bless your family.

Officer Torres
Parlier Police Department
July 27, 2017


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