Police Officer Larry Brian Mitchell

Police Officer Larry Brian Mitchell

Gallup Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Wednesday, May 30, 2001

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Larry Brian Mitchell

Officer Larry Mitchell was shot and killed while attempting to enter the mobile home of a barricaded man at approximately 0600 hours.

Officer Mitchell and six other SWAT team members were fired upon when they entered the house. Officer Mitchell was struck in the side just above his vest and a second officer was also shot, but his vest stopped the round.

Officers had originally responded to the home after reports of gunfire following a domestic dispute. After barricading himself in the home, the man fired shots from the house throughout the night. The suspect eventually surrendered approximately four hours after shooting Officer Mitchell.

On August 28, 2004, the suspect pled guilty to second degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. He was sentenced to 34 years in prison.

Officer Mitchell had served with the Gallup Police Department for 4 years. He is survived by his wife and 2-year-old son.

Bio

  • Age 23
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 11

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 34 years

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Brian, I was going through pictures and came across a photo of you with buba teeth..it brought good memories .. you are not far from our thoughts some days your memory is very fresh... Erika and Dylan are still in our prayers... you are missed tremendously

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May 30, 2019

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