Deputy Sheriff Lawrence "Mike" Lavieri

Deputy Sheriff Lawrence "Mike" Lavieri

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, March 19, 1983

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Lawrence "Mike" Lavieri

Deputy Mike Lavieri was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a gas station to investigate a suspicious person.

Deputy Lavieri located the man inside a car and began to question him. During the questioning the suspect opened fire, wounding Deputy Lavieri's partner. Deputy Lavieri then chased the suspect into a home a half a block away where the two exchanged shots. Deputy Lavieri was seriously wounded in the exchange, with a gunshot to the face. Deputy Lavieri was transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds.

The suspect was taken into custody after a mob of angry citizens restrained him. The man was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 30 years to life.

Deputy Lavieri had been employed with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 16 years.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Doug,
So glad to hear you are doing well. I came here to share the same information.
While our courts of justice here failed us, he has now had to face his ultimate
judge and for the first time accept responsibility.
Nothing will bring Mike back or restore all you have lost, but such a relief to
no longer have to work about the Parole Board and the possibility of his release.
Much Love to you and yours
Jane (Landry)

Jane

March 25, 2019

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