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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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Rest in Peace Officer Warren Mitchell. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of El Paso, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever pursue your murderer. May he rot in hell.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
May 16, 2016


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