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

Patrolman

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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Many years have passed by and I don't remember the day you left us. I do remember you coming to my house to talk to my dad and gave me a toy on my birthday. I'm taking classes and 50 years old for criminal justice. Today my professor gave us an assignment to write about a fallen officer, and you immediately came to mind. I hope I can do you justice on this paper. Thanks for your kindness and for protecting us here in the little town of Parlier.

Roslyn Childers
December 8, 2016

 

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