Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Michael C. Avilucea

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

End of Watch Friday, May 30, 2008

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Reflections for Lieutenant Michael C. Avilucea

Love you

Virginia Lattion

May 28, 2024

I love you and miss you every day. Look out for me I pray.

Virginia Lattion

May 28, 2024

I am still here and I love you, Virg

Virginia Lattion

May 3, 2024

Mike, lately memories of you have flooded my brain. The times you would stand at the entrance to basketball games in your uniform always supporting the home team. I remember your smile and your cheerful attitude toward the community and the players. And the few times we had went to your home next to the creek. We never got to say goodbye except for the day you left the tiny southern community. Rest easy Mike. I will forever cherish the memories of you.


February 28, 2024

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

May 30, 2020

Rest in peace.

Lt.Jim Russo

May 31, 2018

I’m still here.

Lil sis

February 28, 2018

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

I will miss you Mike! I enjoyed working with you!
You are one of the good guys!!!!!

Rest in peace brother!!!

TSD Specialist Don Clark
US Secret Service

October 2, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 30, 2015

And still here.

little sister

June 24, 2014

I am still here.

little sister

October 8, 2013

Mike I will never forget how you broke Randy and I( in during our first few days on the State Police and the crazy pranks you played on us ! I will also never forget how you and you wife took me in! God keep you as you wait for the rest of us to come on our day!

Sergeant Gerardo D. Chavez
Loving Police Department

May 22, 2013

Mike I love you. I look for you. I know you are there. I miss you.

virg. virginio.
little sister

November 25, 2012

Miss you Mike. Miss you bad. Rob

Lt. Rob Avilucea
Brother/Fellow Officer/Pal

May 5, 2011

We will never forget you mike, you where a big part of me and my moms life i love you and its hard to see you go but your in a better place. Even though its been 2 years since your passing it still hurts to see your face or talk about all the good times we had, thank you for making me a stronger person i love you micheal avilucea. ♥

"step daughter"

April 30, 2010

Mike, I miss you. You were all that was good in this world, and all that I had grown up to achieve in your eyes.
But as you would be strong I shall also. But yet I know you had a heart, and mine will always have a empty place that shall never heal.


June 20, 2009

My condolences to the Avilucea family. "Lucas you were his life. Your Dad always talked about you".Mike I Love you and miss you so much. I wish you were still here to see your beautiful smile and hear your voice and laugh. Rest in peace. Thank you Mike for the dedication to keep people safe and for your concern for your fellow officers.


June 10, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


May 30, 2009

To Lt. Michael C. Aviluvea, his family and his fellow officers with the New Mexico State Police:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Lt. Aviluvea’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Lt. Avilucea and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

May 30, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion
Proverbs 28:1

God bless you and all who mourn you. May God give them the strength to carry on. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


February 28, 2009

You are still not forgotten, LT!

Patrolman Joshua Adams
New Mexico State Police

February 15, 2009

May God lay his healing hand upon the family and friends of Lieutenant Avilucea and may they know he will never be forgotten. Thank you Lieutenant Avilucea for your dedicated service to the people of New Mexico and the United States.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

October 18, 2008

To those who loved Lieutenant Avilucea, my heart goes to you all. Know that you're not alone in this journey you walk. I lost my fiance in the line of duty January 2003 and my world was forever changed. It's been a long hard road, and even as time as gone forward, and I've found many reasons and ways to smile, I still have not forgotten the man that he was. Dennis was a beautiful person and he forever has a part of my heart, just as I'm sure Michael will always be a part of yours.

It takes a special person to put their lives on the line everyday to make this world a little safer for us all. I know many of these men never would've thought of themselves as "heroes" but they were in so many ways. It's sad that it they had to lose their lives for some of us to see that. Having said that, thank you Lieutenant Avilucea for helping to make this world a better place. You will not be forgotten here in Winnipeg. I know this isn't a very manly thing to do, but if you happen to run into Dennis up there, please give him a big hug for the kids and I. Dennis was a good man and we miss him more than words can say.

Wishing those who loved you brighter and better days,


"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

August 8, 2008



July 7, 2008

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