Patrolman Michael D. Avila

Patrolman Michael D. Avila

Parlier Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, November 15, 1981

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Michael D. Avila

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.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Hello Daddy: On November 15, 2023; You will have been gone from our lives for 42 years. I am speechless because when I think of you; I break down into tears. I love and miss you dearly. I will never forget the night I looked out the window and prayed you would be home soon. The Lord did just that that, He took you home to join the angels. With every breath I take, I feel you with me. Daddy, you would be proud of your daughters. We have become strong caring women. We are forever sisters! I will see you in my dreams. Love you much!


November 7, 2023

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