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Patrolman Warren Mitchell | El Paso Police Department, Texas El Paso Police Department, Texas


Warren Mitchell

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, May 16, 1953

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman Warren Mitchell was shot and killed while investigating a shots fired call. A suspect had fired a rifle into a fast-food restaurant after beind turned down for a job. The officers responded from the restaurant to the man's home to arrest him. As the officers approached the house the suspect opened fire on them. Patrolman Mitchell returned to his cruiser to try to call for help but was shot in the head and killed. After a one-hour gunbattle the suspect was finally arrested.

The 28-year-old suspect was adjudged insane and committed at the Rusk State Mental Hospital. Two years later he was adjudged sane and released.

Patrolman Mitchell was a WWII veteran and had been with the agency for two years. He was survived by his wife.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 16, 2015


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