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Sergeant Robert Lee Mikesell | Calipatria Police Department, California Calipatria Police Department, California

Sergeant

Robert Lee Mikesell

Calipatria Police Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, August 3, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 10

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .30-.06

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Sergeant Mikesell was shot and killed while approaching a vehicle he had stopped while investigating a series of shots fired calls throughout the evening. The occupant of the vehicle opened fire on him with a rifle, killing him instantly.

The suspect was convicted of Sergeant Mikesell's murder and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

Sergeant Mikesell had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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I was just 8 years old, Bro. Mikesell was a good friend of my Dad and Mom. His daughters babysat me often. I remember him letting me play with his Police helmet and He gave me a Brawley Police hat. I still have that hat and remember the Kindness He and his family showed me and the friendship he had with my Dad. I still make cheese Sandwiches the same way his daughters made them for me. Thank you Mikesell Family for all you have done and the sacrifice your Dad gave. I will always cherish the memories.

Donny Williams
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March 15, 2016

 

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