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Michael N Moulin

May 18, 1949July 30, 2019

Michael N Moulin was born on May 18, 1949 and passed away on July 30, 2019.

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Laura Espinosa Bass

August 12, 2019

It was such an honor to care for a man of strength, honesty, and who showed his profound love for his wife, Norma and his family. Your eyes lite up everytime you spoke of her and when she entered the room. I enjoyed our conversations , your courage, your thoughtfulness, and your smile. I will never forget that it is truly the little things in life that count. Rest In Peace Mike. Never forgotten .
~ Laura Bass RN

Eugene & Glenda Morgan

August 7, 2019

Mike was an exceptionally kind and energetic person and a wonderful friend. We have known Mike for approximately 16 years and during this period have accumulated many wonderful memories. The highlights of all our trips to Cabo were the times we could spend with Mike and his family and friends.

We first met Mike when someone broke into our hotel room. MIke was the head of security for the hotel and performed the morning interview after the incident. That was an adventurous evening and morning. We did not realize it would set the stage for future adventures and experiences. Our memories with Mike and his family ranged from sightseeing, occasionally being on the lookout for fugitives, attending his daughter’s Quinceanera, being introduced to a variety of his friends and having him rescue us a few times when we had medical emergencies.

But of all the experiences, it was the dinners we had with Mike and his family that were the most treasured. Mike always greeted us with new places to experience and to revisit some of our favorite places. These dinners provided a time to hear Mike tell fascinating stories about his adventures and meet his friends. It was not unusual to have dinner at Salvatore’s Italian Restaurant and suddenly see a military convey drive up to the entrance as the Admiral, his wife and staff joined us for a delightful dinner.

Although we could share so many stories about Mike and describe how he touched and enhanced our lives, what was more noticeable from his words and actions was his deep and unconditional love for Norma and Brenda. It was always clear from the first moment that he adored them.

Mike was a gift and inspiration to Glenda and me and his love of life, energy and love for Norma and Brenda will always live in our thoughts. We will miss him but the wonderful memories will always be with us. May he rest in peace.

Glenda Morgan & Gene Morgan

David Winslow

August 6, 2019

I was a Los Angeles Police Officer and worked in South Los Angeles in the 80s and 90s and was a fortunate enough to work with Lt. Mike Moulin at 77th Division. He stood out above the vast majority of LAPD supervisors because he truly cared about the well being of the people he worked with. His goal every day he came to work was to do the right thing. He did not allow anyone's rank or stature to influence his decisions.

Lt. Moulin gained publicity for the infamous riot at Florence and Normandie. There were some misguided attempts by some at the LAPD to lay blame on him that the small group of brave officers at the scene were told to leave while hundreds of violent rioters were destroying everything and hurting innocent people. Lt Moulin was in charge of his officers at the scene. He was not in charge of planning for the riot. (The riot the Department utterly failed to plan for.) Rather than worry about what some LAPD bureaucrat would say in hindsight, he did the right thing. He recognized the explosive danger of the situation and ordered the outnumbered officers to get out. He made the decision for the safety of the officers - not for his career enhancement. As a young police officer I didn't always understand some decisions of my superiors. Today, as the father of two Los Angeles Police Officers, I hope that if my kids find themselves substantially outnumbered by dangerous criminals, that the person in charge would do like Mike Moulin and keep them safe.

Mike Moulin was a leader who made you want to come to work and serve. He wanted us to work hard and expected a lot from us. At the same time, if you needed anything from him, he would help you. He had a personal policy. He often said, "I would rather beg forgiveness than ask permission." Meaning, he would go out on a limb for you if it was the right thing. And he did - all the time. He was the best. I'm glad I got to know him and work for him. It was an honor and a privilege.