Police Officer Jorge David Alvarado, Jr.

Police Officer Jorge David Alvarado, Jr.

Salinas Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, February 25, 2022

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Jorge David Alvarado, Jr.

Police Officer Jorge Alvarado was shot and killed during a traffic stop near the intersection of Griffin Street and East Market Street.

The driver of the vehicle he had stopped immediately got out of his vehicle and opened fire on Officer Alvarado before he exited his cruiser. Officer Alvarado returned fire from inside his car, wounding the suspect before he was mortally wounded.

The man was taken into custody a short time later. He was subsequently charged with murder with special circumstances and shooting at an occupied vehicle.

Officer Alvarado was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Salinas Police Department for two years. He had previously served with the Colma Police Department for four years. He is survived by his mother and fiancée.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with murder

traffic stop

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David, thank you for your service and dedication! We all miss you soooo much, little brother! These past six months have not been easy, but we are holding strong! I will continue attending all the court proceedings and ensure justice is served for you! Until I see you again, hold down the fort in heaven!!!

Jorge Alvarado

August 19, 2022

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