Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Lawrence "Mike" Lavieri

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, March 19, 1983

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Lawrence "Mike" Lavieri

Today the L.A. Co. Sheriff Dept is holding it's 32nd Annual Memorial Torch Relay. Hard to believe that 27 years ago, also on a Friday night, you ran in honor of
those that went before you, and 26 years ago we gathered
in the parking lot at Carson Station as a huge group took
off, torch in hand, to honor and remember you. Both poignant memories, both bringing tears. I know that today, as the newer and younger deputies carry that torch, you will be on the hearts and minds of many, and
that you are still with us. I miss you.


May 22, 2009

Mickey, always in my thoughts - how I wish I had made it to LA to see you, it was always my plan, who knew time was so short. Memories of good times with you when we were kids always abide and I still cry because I had so planned to reconnect with you. Every March I cry. And to Jane: love to you.

Rev R. Vincent Lavieri
first cousin

March 28, 2009

26 years and each time an officer is killed the tears come and you are mourned anew. This has been a tough weekend with 4 Oakland officers killed... not exact circumstances but similar enough to feel the anger all over again, not to
mention the pain. Thank you Randy for always keeping Mike's memory alive... so many of his friends and collegues
promised they would never forget, and we never have. God Bless each and every one of you.


March 22, 2009

Mike,Another year gone by. Keep an eye on us.

Officer RM Taylor

March 22, 2009

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

You are never forgotten

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


March 19, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 19, 2009

Merry Christmas with Love


December 26, 2008

Mickey, I always remember you my cousin. You are always loved.

Vince Lavieri

July 21, 2008

Mickey, I always remember you my cousin. You are always loved.

Vince Lavieri

July 21, 2008



April 30, 2008

Another year has come. I know you are keeping an eye on us. I will see you again one day Mike.

Officer RM Taylor

March 25, 2008

A number of Mike's partners attended the 25 year memorial service at Carson Station today. Mike, you are well remembered as a loyal friend and partner. Jane, God bless you, we also hold you dear in our memories.

Greg Morgon
LASD retired

March 20, 2008

Mike ~ 25 years... how is it possible?
I am so grateful that they are having a
memorial for you. I would be there if I
could ~ I am out of State and unable to
to be there physically, but I will be there
in spirit. And to all our old friends (not
that any of us are "old"), thank you for being
there and honoring Mike. He has been gone
for 25 years, but he will never, ever be
forgotten. Love never dies.


March 18, 2008

Mike: After 25 years, we still haven't forgot. For those that read this in time, a rememberance of you will be held at Carson Station tomorrow, March 19, 2008 at 11 am.

Many of your former co-workers and partners will be in attendance. As many have said, "You're gone, but you're not forgotten." Once again it's shown that we just won't forget! I'm sure we'll sense your spirit being with us.

Retired Lieutenant
LASD - Carson Station

March 18, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 12, 2007

24 years... And you would have/should have just celebrated your 63rd birthday! What a good time
we had celebrating your 39th... just 2 weeks before
you were taken from us. I finally got to the Memorial
Wall in D.C... I wonder if you saw the tears? Love never dies.


March 20, 2007

May Our Lord bless and keep you.

March 19, 2007

Mike your partners from Carson will never forget you . Rest easy my friend.

Lt Paul Scauzillo
Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department

December 30, 2006

My father told me of you. He used to work the same station as you. I want you to know you are never forgotton. Thank you for your hard work.

Ryan Collins

August 10, 2006

Mickey, my cousin. You are always remembered with love.

March 21, 2006

Hey Mike, Another year. I think about you a lot. Rest easy buddy. Randy

Officer Randy M Taylor

March 21, 2006

Mike, It's been twenty two years. I miss you buddy.

R.M. Taylor
U.S. D.O.J

March 21, 2005

Hi Mike, It's been a long time but, you are always in my heart. I will see you again one day. Keep on eye on all of us.

Officer Randy M Taylor

September 13, 2004

Let it never be said that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has forgotten its own. Your name is on our wall and will always be in hearts.

Rest in peace.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

September 2, 2004



September 10, 2003

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