Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 16 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Handgun; 9 mm
Offender: Executed in 2002
Sergeant James Mitchell was shot and killed while returning home from work when he stopped to render aid at the scene of a one-car accident he witnessed on I-27.
The driver of the vehicle began to flee. When Sergeant Mitchell ordered him to stop he opened fire with a 9 mm handgun, striking Sergeant Mitchell four times.The shooter was sentenced to death and was executed in 2002.
Sergeant Mitchell had been with the agency for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.