Lieutenant Michael C. Avilucea

Lieutenant Michael C. Avilucea

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

End of Watch Friday, May 30, 2008

Michael C. Avilucea

Lieutenant Michael Avilucea was killed in an automobile accident in Rio Arriba County while returning from an operation in which he had assisted with recovering explosives.

His patrol car rolled over as he returned to his normal duty station.

Lieutenant Avilucea had served with the New Mexico State Police for over 26 years, and was commander of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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My husband (Sgt. Carlos Nevarez Ret.) and I had the pleasure of meeting your grandson last night as they were announcing the ball players for Luna Community College. As they called Mike Avilucea over the PA, my husband's eyes lit up and he called him over to ask the young man's relationship to you. When we learned that he was your grandson, we were thrilled. We gave him our #s and let him know to just give us a call if he needs ANYTHING. Gone from this world, but never forgotten.

SGT Carlos Nevarez (Ret) & Wife Olivia

February 2, 2017

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