Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 26 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Automobile crash
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.