Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Lawrence "Mike" Lavieri

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, March 19, 1983

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Lawrence "Mike" Lavieri

Merry Heavenly Christmas

J

December 25, 2015

Just wanted to let anyone know who is reading this that Lionel Henry was once again denied parole. This monster took this beautiful man from me and from so many who loved and cared for him. He is eligible again in 3 years but if he continues as he has been these past 32 years, I can't see them ever allowing him back into society. To this day, he has no true remorse and does not even accept responsibility for killing Mike. Prayers also for Doug Smith as he has to re-live this every time he comes before the parole board.
We miss you Mike and you are NOT forgotten!! xoxo

J

August 12, 2015

A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.

March 20, 2015

32 years

oh how I miss you

J

March 20, 2015

Doesn't get any easier....
So many LEO's joining your rank....
Watching the mourners....
Knowing the numbness they are feeling....
Missing you

J

December 28, 2014

First Chirstmas not in California...
I think you would hate this cold!
Glad where you are there is perfect climate always! <3

J

December 4, 2014

You were loved
You are missed

j

July 15, 2014

31 years since you were taken… so hard to believe that you have been gone so long because I still feel you so close. 31 years ago right now I was numb, we were all numb… how could we lose you?
Vince, you are so right… Mike was a hero. That fateful Saturday morning he chased the animal who had just shot his partner 3 times in the back into a house where he was ambushed and killed with his own firearm. I am sorry you never made it out here…. I would have loved to meet you.
Never a day goes by that I don't think of Mike and miss him. He was an incredibly kind & loving man who had so much to give and the world is just a little bit darker without him.

Mike ~ I will love and miss you always

Jane

March 19, 2014

Every year at this time I want to cry out to the world, take notice, this is the anniversary of when a good man, a very good man, was taken from us. For my aunt and for myself, who in the family have always burned with love for Mickey, thanks to everyone who posts here and pays tribute to my cousin. My love especially to Jane also. Thanks also to those who saw and captured Mickey's killer. I got the news on Sunday, March 20, and started calling the LA News to get information, I followed the case from afar all through the trial, and I still follow the one responsible especially at parole time. And I still cry when I think of Mickey and the events of that day. Most of you knew him better, because I was in Chicago and Michigan and he was with you in California - I knew him first, as the cousin who I took delight in, who made me laugh, who was so loved by out grandfather. And I was going to go out west and see Mickey, who knew that the time would be cut so short. And that grieves me too. Thank you to everyone who loved him, was his friend, was there for him the way that I wasn't, couldn't be, and wasn't. Mickey was the subject of my Palm Sunday sermon on March 27, 1983, and I have talked about since, and will again this Sunday. It is one way I observe the remembrance of my cousin Mickey, your friend and loved one Mike, who I honor for being a hero beyond measure.

Rev Vince Lavieri, cousin

March 18, 2014

Mickey, always loved and remembered - thinking today about how much Pop loved you -

Rev Vince Lavieri, cousin

March 18, 2014

Today is your birthday. Oh how I wish you were here to blow out the candles on your cake! Love and miss you every day <3

J

March 4, 2014

Looking through old pictures... seeing your face never ceases to bring a smile to my face and a tear to my eye.

J

February 13, 2014

Hope you are enjoying celebrating Christmas with the Angels!

xo

December 27, 2013

Just thinking about you.... Nothing new there....
I have tried to keep tabs on Lionel Faucet Henry - last I heard
he was in the Medical Facility (long term).
Randy, do you or does any else know anything?
You're gone 30 (+) years .... 30 years and he's still here...
Life isn't fair but it certainly is a gift. You were a gift that
I will always cherish... And I know on so many levels that
who I am today is very much because of who you were, and will always be, to me.

xo

October 25, 2013

J. I miss him also.

Officer Randy M Taylor
US DoJ

August 25, 2013

I miss you

J

August 13, 2013

Mike, wanted to say hi.

Officer Randy M Taylor
US DoJ

July 28, 2013

Just wanted to see your face <3

J

June 6, 2013

Mike, just stopped by to say hi.

Randy M Taylor
USDoJ

April 18, 2013

Jane,
Mike is on my list of heroes and I go back and read all their stories and reflections from time to time. I was doing that today and my eyes got teary when I saw what you wrote to me. My wife is also a jailer with the same agency and we wish to thank you. Mike could not have done what he loved without your love and support. Behind every good man is a great woman and the sacrifices you make should not be forgotten either. May The Lord continue to bless and comfort you ma'am. My family and I will always remember you and Mike in our prayers.

Herb Fernandez
Detention Corporal
Midland County Sheriff's Office TX
Honor Guard Member

April 2, 2013

Mike I think of you as a friend and we shared some good times together. You are in our hearts and always will be. We who worked patrol with you will never forget you. Rest in peace and may God bless you.

Lt.
Carson Station 1979-1985

March 27, 2013

I've known you since the academy. You were and still are a friend in my thoughts. God Bless you always!

Douglass Richards DSIV
LASD

March 23, 2013

Mike, you were the ultimate Watch Deputy. As your dispatcher for about a year while I recovered from a T/C I really got to know and admire you. Thanks for taking care of me. Carson Station brings back a lot of memories and you were truly one of the good guys.

Lee K. Secrist Sr. Deputy
LASD retired

March 22, 2013

Mike was one of the Good Guys when Firestone Station was a
very, very busy place. His personal and professional abilities
were a positive attribute to us then when I was a patrol sergeant, I enjoyed working with him. God bless you Mike, I hope your on patrol in an area with golden streets!

Duane Preimsberger, Asst. Sheriff, retir
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.

March 22, 2013

Mike,

It was great having breakfast with you that day. The day ended hard for all of your buddies at Carson Station.

We had some good times together.

Love ya man!!!!

Sergeant
LASD

March 21, 2013

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.