It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear NLPOA Brother, Alan Alvarez. He passed away from a rare muscular disease which he has battled for several years.
Alan started his career in February 1985 as a San Diego Police Officer in patrol and recruitment. Alan served as the Terrorism Liaison Officer from 2002 through 2016, when he finally retired after 31 years. Alan contributed significantly to the community by raising money for scholarships, “Shop-With-A Cop Chair,” membership committee chair, and chair of the Christmas Train Annual Giving serving over 6,000 children.
Alan Alvarez has been an NLPOA San Diego Metro Chapter member since 1998. Alan served as the NLPOA National Director of Governmental Affairs 2004-2010. He served as the NLPOA Advocacy Chairman, 2017-2020. Alan has contributed significantly by increasing NLPOA membership and enhancing the NLPOA image. Alan was selected as the 2016 NLPOA Officer of the Year. In 2019, Alan was bestowed with the NLPOA Lifetime Membership Award. He will be sorely missed by the San Diego Police Department as well as the National Latino Peace Officers Association.

Officer (Ret) Alan Alvarez
April 16, 1963 ~ April 27, 2022
San Diego Police Department