Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Vaughn Mitchell

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, October 27, 2006

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Vaughn Mitchell

Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 11th anniversary of your E.O.W. We pray for your wife, family and coworkers. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 27, 2017

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 31, 2017

It's been ten years, and justice has still not been served to the coward that took you from your loved ones and devoted comrades in blue. Rest in peace, Deputy Mitchell. My heartfelt condolences go out to your family and friends, and to all the brave men and women of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. Heroes are never forgotten.

Taylor Ramerth
Citizen of Chandler, Arizona, and supporter of law enforcement

October 27, 2016

You and your son and Deputy Mitchell have not been forgotten. Just know that.

Julie Burnett
No Affiliation. Graduated 1995 Santa Rosa Police Academy

October 28, 2015

Nine years ago today some P.O.S. coward(s) took the life of this Deputy. I can imagine the fight he must have been in out there by himself. The fact that this person(s) is still at large is unbelievable and unacceptable. Deputy Mitchell left behind a wife and small son at the time and they definitely need this animal to be captured and incarcerated for the rest of his life.
RIP Deputy Mitchell.....
"Blue Lives Matter"

Steve Van Slyke, Retired K-9 handler
El Cajon Police Department

October 27, 2015

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.


Never Forget

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!

Crystal Mitchell
Surviving Wife

October 25, 2013

Rest In Peace.....

John Ruth, AEMD Comm Specialist.
MOMR, Farmers Branch,TX

September 14, 2013

Deputy Mitchell
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.

Billy Cancino
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

no relation

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

Uncle Jeff,
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

Lindsey Patton

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

Melissa C
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...

Community member
caring citizen

February 16, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Mitchell. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 21, 2012

Deputy Mitchell,

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


Crystal Mitchell

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
Your Mom

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

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