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Prayer vigil to help Salinas honor slain Officer Jorge David Alvarado

Days after the shooting death of Salinas police officer Jorge David Alvarado, the community continues to face the loss.

Outside the Salinas Police Station, a lot of flowers rest on a monument to Alvarado. The outpouring of support was non-stop from people across the country.

The 30-year-old agent was killed during a traffic stop on Friday night. Although no information has been released about the suspects, Monterey County District Attorney’s Office officials say the suspect has been arrested and no further information will be released until the investigation is completed.

“Brother, hero, friend” are just a few words used to describe Alvarado. For his blue brothers and sisters, he was known as “Alvy” or “Mike,” as an inner joke.

Alvarado joined the Salinas Police Department in 2020. Prior to Salinas, he served as an agent for the Colma Police Department. He served more than five years in law enforcement and was a U.S. Army veteran.

A patrol vehicle is decorated with flowers, flags and balloons for Agent Jorge David Alvarado at the Salinas Police Station.

Alvarado is survived by his mother, his fiancée and an older brother who also works as a police officer in Salinas. The head of Public Information, Miguel Cabrera, says that part of the reason why Alvarado joined the Salinas team was to be closer to his brother.

Although the grieving process has been difficult for all staff, Cabrera said, the department is grateful to see an overwhelming amount of community support.

Councilman Steve McShane has announced that a public prayer vigil will be held outside Salinas City Council on Tuesday at 3pm to honor his life and memory. Mayor Kimbley Craig, City Council members and representatives of local fire departments and law enforcement will attend.

Members of local churches are also willing to speak.

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