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Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Vaughn Mitchell | Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff

Jeffrey Vaughn Mitchell

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, October 27, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 1159

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: At large

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Deputy Jeffrey Mitchell was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop in the area of Dillard Road and Meiss Road at approximately 3:30 am.

After contacting dispatchers and telling them he was conducting a vehicle stop, Deputy Mitchell was not heard from again. A backup deputy was sent to the scene to check on him. Deputy Mitchell was found shot once in the head by his own service weapon following a violent struggle.

Deputy Mitchell had served with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department for 9 years. He is survived by his wife and 6-year-old son.

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It's been ten years, and justice has still not been served to the coward that took you from your loved ones and devoted comrades in blue. Rest in peace, Deputy Mitchell. My heartfelt condolences go out to your family and friends, and to all the brave men and women of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. Heroes are never forgotten.

Taylor Ramerth
Citizen of Chandler, Arizona, and supporter of law enforcement
October 27, 2016

 

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