In Loving Memory of Emilio Alfaro
May 2,1990 - February 28, 2009
Emilio Alfaro was born on May 2, 1990, in Klamath Falls, Oregon. As a little child, Emilio, enjoyed camping, fishing, and going on family vacations. Emilio's favorite place to vacation was Disneyland. He also liked watching movies, playing video games and listening to music. Throughout Emilio's life, he played various sports, participated in archery and soccer. His favorite sports in high school were football and wrestling. During Emilio's senior year in wrestling, he practiced very hard and never complained, no matter how difficult it was. Emilio placed second at the "Basin's Best Championship" and third in the "Skyline Conference" qualifying him to participate in the state wresting tournament. Emilio planned to attend junior college and transferring to Southern Oregon University so he could wrestle. Emilio was very kind and loving to everyone; Emilio was a champion. He always thought about his family first and made every effort to take care of them. Emilio was a popular, well-respected young man from Klamath Falls, Oregon.
However, on the night of February 28, 2009, Emilio used poor judgment by drinking alcohol and driving. Emilio attended an under age party in southern Klamath County with a group of teens. Emilio located the keys to this 1998 Dodge Neon in the pocket of a shirt that belonged to a friend. Emilio left the party where he had been drinking. Emilio was on his way to pick up friends when, shortly after leaving the party, this Dodge Neon left the roadway and struck a Pacific Power pole. Emilio instantly lost his life and was pronounced deceased at the crash scene. There are no words to describe how a family member feels after losing a loved one. Words cannot describe the amount of sorrow this incident has impacted the Klamath County Community. If Emilio would have made the decision not to drive after drinking, he would be here today. The 33-year old female who purchased the alcohol for the party was convicted of Criminally Negligent Homicide and subsequentlyte sentenced to serve time in prison.
PLEASE LEARN FROM EMILIO'S MISTAKE