On behalf of the South Plainfield Police Athletic League, I would like to offer my condolences to the Alvarez family.  Mike Alvarez was a special human being, the type of man that made you a better person just by knowing him. Whenever the Police Athletic League was preparing to have a fundraiser or special event, I would get a phone call from Mike: “Christopher, Mike Alvarez. What do you need me to do?"  That was Mike- selfless- in a world of selfish people... a man who gave to the community without asking for anything in return.  Mike was very good to my family and looked out for anyone lucky enough to call him a friend.  South Plainfield has lost one of the good ones. 

Det. Sgt. Christopher Colucci #1014
SPPD Juvenile Division