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 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 agency for 5 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 Sheriff Mitchell,
Sir, even though it has been 16 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. 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.


U.S. Border Patrol

December 14, 2012

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