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Sergeant James Delbert Mitchell, Jr. | Amarillo Police Department, Texas Amarillo Police Department, Texas

Sergeant

James Delbert Mitchell, Jr.

Amarillo Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, November 11, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 16 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; 9 mm

Offender: Executed in 2002

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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.

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RIP brother, you will never be forgotten.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police
July 20, 2016

 

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