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Patrolman James F. Mitchell | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

James F. Mitchell

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, November 15, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 2949

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman James F. Mitchell was shot and killed as he was questioning suspects. Officer Mitchell observed four suspicious men on the street. As Officer Mitchell questioned them and began a protective search for weapons, one of the men attempted to flee. As he fled, he drew a revolver and fired, striking Officer Mitchell.

Officer Mitchell was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his wounds several hours later.

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Thank you for your service. I never got to know you, but I was named after you by your brother Donald.

Your nephew,
James S. Mitchell

James S Mitchell
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April 28, 2013

 

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