Salinas police officer shot and killed in line of duty during traffic stop



but after afternoon everyone, My name is kim lee Craig and I’m the mayor. I met a loss for words. Um our community and our police department are devastated the death, but that’s the latest police officer in the line of duty has not occurred In nearly 80 years. I cannot express the magnitude the heaviness, the sadness this department feels right now. The community needs to know that our officers are grieving. They have lost a brother. We have lost a public servant who lost his life today while protecting and serving our residents in Salinas. My request to the community, please support and embrace our police department. Right now. They are hurting and they need to know our community supports them and on a personal note, on behalf of the city council and the entire city, our deepest sorrow and condolences to the family of the lost and fallen officer. Thank you. Chief Felicia, thank you. Thank you, madam Mayor. Good afternoon. My name is Roberto phillips and I’m the Chief of Police for the Salinas Police department Last night at about 1045. one of my officers, one of your officers did the, did the hardest thing anybody can ask any officers to do. He gave his life for his community. You made a traffic stop and ultimately turned into an officer involved shooting the officer stayed in the fight all the way to the end. Ultimately he paid the price for he gave his life for, but thanks to his actions, we were able to apprehend the suspect and we currently have him in custody. Officer Alvarado, Horan, David Alvarado, He’s not only a friend to all of us face a hero to the community. So last night the Police department lost assad. But the community last day here as it is protocol with any officer involved shooting the investigation was turned over to the D. A. S office and I would call to the stand medicated late last night, the Monterey County District Attorney’s office was called in and notified of an officer involved shooting. Our investigative team responded and assumes the lead role for the officer involved. Shooting portion of the investigation and a parallel investigation with Salinas Pd. A tragedy such as this. The death of an officer while performing his duties takes a huge toll on a police department. We’d like to thank the numerous police agencies that came out to support Salinas pd last night. They included the CHP Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, marina PG PG PG Scotts Valley P. D. Santa cruz Sheriff’s office, Watson ville PD and there are probably a few others. I’m missing their assistance and support provided an opportunity for Salinas police officers to have a brief respite following the death of a fellow officer moving forward. This investigation is ongoing and we will not be providing any additional details until the investigation has concluded. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of officer Jorge Alvarado JR and send prayers and condolences to his family. This will conclude our press conference and we thank you for for attending. Thank you

Salinas police officer shot and killed in line of duty during traffic stop

A Salinas police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty Friday night, Salinas Police Chief Roberto Filice reported in a press conference on Saturday. The shooting took place in the area of East Market near Griffin Street around 10:45 p.m. Filice said it was a traffic stop that turned into a shooting. There were no details released on why the shooting happened or who shot first. Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine M. Pacioni identified the officer as Jorge Alvarado Jr. The suspected shooter was apprehended and in custody. This is the first active duty officer death in Salinas in nearly 80 years. Law enforcement from Santa Cruz County Sheriff, Monterey County Sheriff, Scotts Valley police, Marina police, Monterey police, Seaside police responded to allow Salinas officers reprieve after the fatal shooting. A large portion of Griffin Street was still blocked off by police barricades Saturday morning as the investigation continued.A statement was released by the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department about the killing of the Salinas police office saying, “Our thoughts are with our partners at Salinas Police Department. MCSO Deputies, Watsonville Police Department, and Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office will be covering the City of Salinas the next few shifts so their Officers can take care of themselves on this heart breaking day.”This is a developing story and will be updated as soon as new information becomes available.

A Salinas police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty Friday night, Salinas Police Chief Roberto Filice reported in a press conference on Saturday.

The shooting took place in the area of East Market near Griffin Street around 10:45 p.m. Filice said it was a traffic stop that turned into a shooting. There were no details released on why the shooting happened or who shot first.

Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine M. Pacioni identified the officer as Jorge Alvarado Jr.

The suspected shooter was apprehended and in custody.

This is the first active duty officer death in Salinas in nearly 80 years.

Law enforcement from Santa Cruz County Sheriff, Monterey County Sheriff, Scotts Valley police, Marina police, Monterey police, Seaside police responded to allow Salinas officers reprieve after the fatal shooting.

A large portion of Griffin Street was still blocked off by police barricades Saturday morning as the investigation continued.

A statement was released by the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department about the killing of the Salinas police office saying, “Our thoughts are with our partners at =AZVAJiedo9mZl6byCSyWsroYrE6YN3SBIMY0Fi1YHxp8I95hp-42cAfhGGMbw0lEF7D7Gfsslxt7MSszlRV-vJy6lpbQLQ_dd5d_ZhIWvDweRrYQkcYQF097Dfo7tN0YAgw&__tn__=kK-R” role=”link” tabindex=”0″>Salinas Police Department. MCSO Deputies, =AZVAJiedo9mZl6byCSyWsroYrE6YN3SBIMY0Fi1YHxp8I95hp-42cAfhGGMbw0lEF7D7Gfsslxt7MSszlRV-vJy6lpbQLQ_dd5d_ZhIWvDweRrYQkcYQF097Dfo7tN0YAgw&__tn__=-]K-R” role=”link” tabindex=”0″>Watsonville Police Department, and =AZVAJiedo9mZl6byCSyWsroYrE6YN3SBIMY0Fi1YHxp8I95hp-42cAfhGGMbw0lEF7D7Gfsslxt7MSszlRV-vJy6lpbQLQ_dd5d_ZhIWvDweRrYQkcYQF097Dfo7tN0YAgw&__tn__=-]K-R” role=”link” tabindex=”0″>Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office will be covering the City of Salinas the next few shifts so their Officers can take care of themselves on this heart breaking day.”

This is a developing story and will be updated as soon as new information becomes available.

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