Nothing is known about Alvarado's life before or as the outbreak began. It is possible that he used to live in or near Atlanta before the outbreak.
Officer Alvarado and another police officer are seen driving on a rural road at night, which captures the attention of survivors Carol Peletier and Daryl Dixon, the latter of whom was in the company of someone kidnapped by the hospital and who decide to follow Alvarado's car in the hope of finding her.
Officer Alvarado is seen exiting a female patient's room as Beth Greene explores the hospital ward. Later, Officer Alvarado tries to recapture Beth and Noah as they escape the hospital, however walkers surround Beth and Alvarado starts to shoot at the walkers along with Amanda Shepherd.
Officer Alvarado and his colleague are driving back to Atlanta in their car as Carol and Daryl follow them. In the city, his car stops and he gets out to clear some debris from the road before continuing driving back to Grady Memorial Hospital.
The next day, Officers Alvarado and O'Donnell are seen patrolling the streets of Atlanta, looking for Noah. When Carol exits a building, she is suddenly hit by their vehicle. Alvarado and O'Donnell load Carol onto a gurney and put her into the car to be taken to the hospital.
Officer Alvarado, along with Officer Tanaka and two other patients, attempt to calm Percy, who is having a coughing fit, actually a charade to act as a distraction for Beth to retrieve medicine from the drug cabinet.
Officer Alvarado stands with Officers Bello and Tanaka as they prepare to exchange Carol and Beth for Officers Shepherd and Licari off of Rick Grimes. He watches in surprise as Beth and Dawn are killed, but remains calm as Rick's group departs the hospital.
This list shows the victims Officer Alvarado has killed:
- Numerous counts of zombies
- This officer's name was confirmed by Sammy Hadid on Twitter.
- In that tweet he hints that he may be one of the bad cops.
- While on set, Officer Alvarado was jokingly referred to as Officer Avocado.