Police Officer Johnny Edward Mitchell

Police Officer Johnny Edward Mitchell

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, December 31, 1971

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Johnny Edward Mitchell

Police Officer Johnny Mitchell succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle crash on July 22nd, 1971.

His patrol car struck another vehicle head-on at an I-95 exit ramp during the chase by members of the Opa-locka Police Department. Officer Mitchell remained in a coma for several weeks before succumbing to his injuries.

Officer Mitchell was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Metro-Dade Police Department for one year. He is survived by his wife and two young children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 50
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Thursday, July 22, 1971
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

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