Sergeant Robert Lee Mikesell

Sergeant Robert Lee Mikesell

Calipatria Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, August 3, 1972

Robert Lee Mikesell

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.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 10

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.06
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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You are gone but not forgotten I hope your killer is still rotting in prison!

Mark Johnson
Veteran US Army

January 15, 2018

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