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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

Incident Date: 10/27/2006

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: 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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Deputy Mitchell - the circumstances of your death have affected me every time I think about them. I think of you by yourself, in the early morning dark on a lonely road, protecting the citizens of Sacramento County and remain grateful that men like you are standing guard.

I hope your family finds comfort in the coming years, for his friends and family let me assure you there are many grateful citizens in this county for the sacrifices you go through.

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none - grateful citizen
March 10, 2014

 

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