Reserve Deputy Donald Rex Mitchell

Reserve Deputy Donald Rex Mitchell

Moore County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, December 14, 1996

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Donald Rex Mitchell

Deputy Donald Mitchell suffered a fatal heart attack while responding to an emergency call involving a natural gas explosion. Other responding deputies found Deputy Mitchell on the side of the road with his patrol car still running. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Deputy Mitchell had served with the Moore County Sheriff's Office for five years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Deputy Mitchell,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Moore County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 14, 2021

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