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

Mike Sorry I'm a day late. I miss you very much. When I was a kid you took me on ride a longs and I use some of the stuff you taught me today. I got 24 years on the job. I drive by Carson and Santa Fe sometimes the place you were taken from us. I drove by 160D today. I still live around the corner from you. HI J. See you on the other side one day brother.

Randy M Taylor

March 21, 2013

Sir, rest assured that those of us who currently work Carson Station have not forgotten you. Rest in peace.

Deputy Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

March 19, 2013

Mike ~ 30 years ago today I thought my world had come to an end ~ I thought all that was good died with you ~ . I have been blessed beyond measure with a beautiful family and wonderful friends but there is never a day I don't think of you and wonder "what if ?" 30 years.... older than I was by 4 years.... I have missed you for longer than I had lived when I lost you!

Deputy Fernandez, thank you so much for your kind words and for the job you do every day and the sacrifices your family makes so you can do your job. God Bless you and keep you and your brothers and sisters in LE safe.


March 19, 2013

Carson station will be having a memorial briefing in memory of Deputy Lavieri on the patio at Carson station today at 10AM. Today is the 30 year anniversary of his death in the line of duty. His bravery and dedication to duty along with his ultimate sacrifice will be always be remembered by the men and women who proudly serve Carson station and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Sgt. Michael Austin
Carson Station, LASD

March 19, 2013

I'm from Los Angeles and always read about the brave men and women of my hometown's law enforcement agencies. I was very moved by your story. Your bravery and dedication is truly inspiring. It's men like you that make this such an honorable profession. In 1983 I was only a 5 year old child who slept safely at night under the blanket of protection that you and your brave partner provided. Thank you. Although we never met and our lives never crossed paths, I want you to know that I am very proud of you. I will think of you in my prayers my brother. Honore Semper.

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

March 19, 2013

Wow! Whoever left the last reflection, thank you so much! Mike told me once he would never want to live with a partner's ghost, and you are so right... he was so brave! He was an incredible man and there is not a day, almost 30 years of days, that goes by that I don't miss him! Which is why I am here today.... Happy Birthday Mike! 30 years since your "39th Birthday Party"! What fun... what special friends! I love and miss you still.


March 4, 2013

Mike you are perhaps the bravest Deputy that I had the privilege to work with on the LASD.

After that individual shot Doug and seriously wounded him, you gave foot chase. You selflessly and relentlessly pursued him. He was not going to escape from you. Unfortunately, the gunfight did not end like we would have wanted and Doug had to medically retire as well.

But, you fought the good fight. No man has a bigger heart than you.

I recall helping you practice for an upcoming SGT exam by giving you mock oral interviews. Unfortunately, you were not able to see your effort bear fruit. You would have made an excellent Sgt, a leader of deputies.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.

February 14, 2013

Christmas 2012.... still remember you Mike.

Mike Griffin, Sergeant
LASD Firestone

December 25, 2012

Today was Thanksgiving and I was remembering how much you loved Turkey (and my mom's home-made pie!) Of course, Mom is no longer here.... thinking maybe you've seen her? I like to think you were there to see my Dad and you were both there to greet my mom. P.S.... I now make killer stuffing.... wish you were here to try it! Miss you always.


November 23, 2012

Went to CSUDH this past weekend to watch a soccer game. First time on campus in 29 years..... The memories of you were everywhere.


October 17, 2012

Just thinking about you.... as always. I can't believe it has been almost 30 years, and all it takes is a walk on the beach and knowing you were scattered in these waters... it will always be just yesterday ........


September 29, 2012

Hi Randy! Thank you for always thinking of Mike....
and Mike.... always thinking of you <3 (and Randy.... have a beer for me too... just for kicks and giggles... cuz Mike knew I hated beer!)


August 31, 2012

HI, Mike just stopped by to say hi. I am going to stop by the spot were you left us. To have a cigar and just take some time out. OK Mike you know me. I'll have a beer too. HI Jane Randy

Randy M Taylor

August 21, 2012

Mike, I am so sorry it took so long for me to visit you again. I think about you a lot. I drive by your place. I still live in the same place. I take my dog to the same place you took the cats too. I have 23 years on the job. I'll go for a few more. I was just telling a buudy about my first ride along way back in 1972. I wish I was with you that day when that POS shot you. To this day, I use some of the things you taught me when I was on ride alongs with you. I'll see you one day.HI Jane. randy

Officer Randy M Taylor

August 16, 2012

I feel so terrible.... Mike you know not a day goes by I don't think of you. I am so sorry I haven't been on the page or didn't get recruit Barajas' email. I was out of State and a few other catastrophes... I am soo sad I miss the run. What tears there must of been from those who knew you and remember responding that fateful March 19th, 1983. Thank you to everyone... and yes, your dad would be proud... Miss you always

Jane xo

June 1, 2012

How nice to see that you are so remembered, so missed and so loved, The class 386 run in your honor was a wonderful tribute to your service. I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 19, 2012


Well first of all today is your birthday and may you be enjoying it in heaven along with your family and God! I am an instructor at the LASD Academy and also worked Carson Station. My class (386) dedicated their colors run to you yesterday and honored you in a very fantastic way. We ran from Carson station to the Gas Station on Santa fe av/Carson st. I just want to tell you that alot of Carson alumni came to the run, and alot of them worked with you, and even knew Jane. It was amazing to see that after 29 years they all still remember you, and mourn your loss! We also got a hold of your father's good friend, who showed up, and he said your father would have been proud of how we honored you yesterday!! My recruits are just starting their career and will now also always remember you in their hearts, you will not be forgotten.

NB Carson Alumni

March 3, 2012

Jane I hope you recieved my information on your email, we are trying to get as much information on deputy lavieri as possible

recruit barajas

February 4, 2012

Jane I contacted some one that works on the website you should be getting my information soon.

recruit barajas

February 1, 2012

Hope this is ok, but think it would be better if you give me an email? Thanks


January 30, 2012

Jane can you provide with information on him or his family?

recruit barajas

January 28, 2012

Thank you for remembering Mike. I was Mike's fiance at the time he was killed and check on this site pretty regularly. Mike was a great guy and would probably run with you if he was still with us (... at least he use to love to run! If he was still with us however... he might be a little bit old ,,,, but I doubt it!) He carried the torch for Carson during his last memorial relay run and ran every year in the Death Valley Relay (now Baker to Vegas) Thanks for doing this!


January 28, 2012

Hello everyone I am a recruit in the Los Angeles sheriff academy class 386. We are dedicating our colors run to deputy Lavieri. If anyone here has any information on his family or friends please let me know thank you

recruit barajas

January 27, 2012

Randy, I always smile when I see a msg left by you....
Yes... Mike had an RX 7.... a rusty-copper color with cool plaid upolstery. I named it "Woodrow" because the licence plate was "WDW ###". I had Woodrow for several years ... wish I still did! Thank you for remembering him and posting on here.... and Happy New Year! Jane


January 8, 2012

Mike. Checking in. I drove passed 160 David the other night. I was up for 24 hours. I could have sworn I was a Mazda RX 7 pulling out. I looked again and didn't see it. I remember you drove one. I wonder.......

Fedetal Officer. Randy M Taylor

December 10, 2011

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