Jeffrey Vaughn MitchellSacramento County Sheriff's Department, California
End of Watch: Friday, October 27, 2006
Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Vaughn Mitchell
That coward who shot you will be brought to justice. It is a horrific tragedy that his weapon was used against him. Right in front of someone.
June 21, 2015
I just wanted Deputy Mitchell's widow to know he has not been forgotten. I still have the red, white and blue wristband that was given to me on the day of his memorial. My ex and I had met just blocks away on a blind date and days before where Deputy Mitchell's life was taken. I always wondered if I would receive that knock on the door. Even though I reside out of the State of California now, the current events brought back memories of that tragic day 8 years ago. I want people to remember the Deputy Mitchell's killer is still out there. He will not be forgotten nor you for your strength and perseverance and I commend you for going on and raising your son. God bless you.
No police affiliation - Julie Burnett
graduated 1995 Santa Rosa Law Enforcement Academy
November 8, 2014
Jeff, I went out and visited your memorial site today on the 8th year of your passing. You will be missed. Thank you for protecting the citizens of Sacramento County.
Ret. Deputy Jim Collentine
Sacramento County Sheriff, South Bureau
October 27, 2014
May you never be forgotten & your memory live on through your family & friends. To Crystal, I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope that one day & one day soon the person or persons responsible are caught & given the max. God Bless & God Speed.
Citizen Tracy Corley
October 27, 2014
Deputy Mitchell - the circumstances of your death have affected me every time I think about them. I think of you by yourself, in the early morning dark on a lonely road, protecting the citizens of Sacramento County and remain grateful that men like you are standing guard.
I hope your family finds comfort in the coming years, for his friends and family let me assure you there are many grateful citizens in this county for the sacrifices you go through.
none - grateful citizen
March 10, 2014
Mitchell. I didn't know you in life, but to say that on accounts I hear you were an honorable wonderful man, husband, father, and human being. It's been 7 years since I reported what I saw the day you were buried. Rest well and know that someday, your brothers are going to pick them up and this will finally be over. Peace.
January 8, 2014
It's that time again... in two days it will mark 7 years since some POS took Jeff away from us. Here is what I say to that beautiful smiling man watching us from heaven above:
Although life for us as the living goes on ~ not a day goes by that you aren't loved, missed and thought about... I was blessed to have been your wife and best friend for 15 years. We have missed out on so much in life and it makes me sad to think about the "what ifs". Instead, I choose to do what I know you would want... to live life to the fullest for both of us. I know that you are with Jake and I every step we take on our new journey in life and that you help guide us toward those things that bring us happiness and laughter. I know that is what you would want for us... I wish you were here for us to laugh and be happy with... but I take comfort in having you with me every moment in my heart and soul. I will love you and miss you always!
October 25, 2013
Rest In Peace.....
John Ruth, AEMD Comm Specialist.
MOMR, Farmers Branch,TX
September 14, 2013
Its been six years since I first learned about you, not a day goes by that your image in the hall way of Palomar College doesn't cross my mind. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. You've touched so many even after your passing. You are true hero Sir. Rest easy now.
Farmington Police Dept
July 17, 2013
To Mrs. Crystal Mitchell I hope that this Mother's day bring's you and your family the peace you have long awaited. God answers our prayers when we least expect him too, I pray for your's to be answered and give you peace and closure... your in my thoughts F.F.A
May 12, 2013
Jeff, Crystal will ride in your honor in the Police Unity Tour in the beginning of May. Your never forgotten and thought about always.
I love you.
sister in law
April 25, 2013
I miss you terribly. You were such a good person inside and out. I still dont understand why such an awful thing had to happen to such a good person. I miss you and love you very much
November 15, 2012
I can't believe how long its been. I still think of you every time I hear an officer is down, and I still pray its not my dad taking the bullet. I still remember the fear I felt when I heard there was an officer shot on my dads beat. You will always be in my heart
Daughter of a friend
August 1, 2012
You had to be very brave to do the job you were doing, you had to be very brave at 3:30 in the dark morning to stop the van without a plate on the deserted rural road outside Elk Grove. I wish that back up had gotten there sooner, you needed help but no one came in time. I hope that one day this is solved and those responsible are brought to justice. They cannot get away with this. They must not get away with this.
Andrew McCarville former Game warden
March 6, 2012
I heard your name on the news this evening. Your murder remains unsolved. Brought the pain to me as it always does. Even though I didnt know you my heart breaks for your family. I thank you for having taken a job that few would. I pray for you, your family, and all other brave people who risk their lives to help others.....God is aware of all that we do. He knows exactly what happened. It is only unsolved to our eyes. A special prayer to your son...
February 16, 2012
Rest in Peace, Deputy Mitchell. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
January 21, 2012
I never had the privledge of meeting you, but I'll never forget waking that morning and learning of this tragedy. My children attend Consumnes River Elementry and I will always remember the fear that I felt that something like this could happen in my community.
Even though it's been over 5 years now, you and your sacrifice haven't been forgotten.
My deepest sympathies to your family.
Rancho Murieta resident C/O
Ca. Department of Corrections and Rehabilation
January 3, 2012
My dearest Jeff:
I just can't believe it's been 5 years today. I have a hard time visiting this page and rarely do it. But, I found the strength today to read some of the posts on here. I'm truly touched, as I know you would be at the influence your precious life has had on so many people.
You were a beautiful man inside and out. You were a wonderful officer, husband and father. A true role model for both Jake and I. I'm doing my best to influence him in the way you would want me to. It's hard because as much as he looks like you - he's got the stubborn streak of his mom in him. But, in his heart - he's got the pride and desire to make you proud. He so misses you. I know that every day he finds it hard to know that he has missed out on so much with you. He knows what a great man and father you were and that is such a void for him. It will never be wholly filled. But, honey - I promise you that as much as I will love you forever - that I will also complete the other promise we made to each other. I'll make sure Jake is raised to make you proud and that he will always know his father.
I love you and I miss you with all my heart. I thank you for being with me. I prayed for a long time to have dreams of you. To be able to feel you. To have a sense of peace that you were okay and I was okay. I prayed to feel you in my heart - my soul. I feel you now and I know I'm guided by your strength and love. You are in a wonderful place and I know that you are safe. I know that you are at rest. I love you and I always will.... no matter how many years pass.......
Your wife for eternity
October 28, 2011
5 years.....5 years since the worst day in my life.
So I'll write it again
I'll love you forever
I'll llike you for always
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be
mary k. mitchell
October 28, 2011
I can't believe its been 5 years. I just wanted to tell you I miss you and love you.
October 26, 2011
Thinking again about your family and the ultimate sacrifice you gave while trying to keep us safe.
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department
May 20, 2011
We wanted to let you know we still about your family and wish you all the happiness in life. Happy Thanksgiving
Heather & Matt Mckim
Heather & Matt Mckim
November 25, 2010
Hard to believe it's already been 4 years. You will never be forgotten. Justice will be served. RIP, Jeff.
Sacramento Co. Sheriff's Dept.
October 27, 2010
Thinking of you and your family.
October 27, 2010
Jeff, its 4 years today and not a day goes by your not thought of. I love you!
you sis in law
October 27, 2010
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