Michael Joseph Tovar, Sr. passed away on September 25, 2021 in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He was born to Evanjelina Torres on September 7, 1954, in Osceola, Arkansas. He graduated from Blytheville Senior High School in 1973. He began his career with the Blytheville Police Department January 1, 1982, where he served faithfully. Mike was responsible for starting the Blytheville Schools DARE and GREAT programs. He was appointed by the Governor of Arkansas as the very first President of Arkansas’s DARE Association. He was the Coordinator of the Arkansas Special Olympics in Northeast Arkansas. He proudly retired at the rank of Lieutenant on September 23, 2002, at which time he relocated to Mountain Home, Arkansas.