Police activists argue that social workers, not Law Enforcement should handle traffic stops. However, these interactions between Officers and civilians tend to be among the violent and unpredictable encounters.
In this case, Salinas Police Officer Jorge David Alvarado was fatally shot while conducting a routine traffic stop, though he fought until the end. His heroic self-sacrifice made the arrest of the gunman possible.
Officer Alvarado was a 5-year veteran of the department and the Salinas community has lost a hero. Take a look at this incredible tribute to Officer Alvarado:
We hope you will join us in sending thoughts and prayers to the family and the department. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.