Police Officer William Davis Mitchell

Police Officer William Davis Mitchell

Waco Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, October 27, 1900

William Davis Mitchell

Police Officer William Mitchell was shot and killed after being dispatched to a disturbance at a local saloon on North Sixth Street, near Austin Street. While dismounting his horse he was shot several times.

The subject was executed on October 25th, 1901.

Officer Mitchell had served with the Waco Police Department for only six months. He was survived by his wife and three daughters.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1901

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 109th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your sacrifice was made so many years ago. Evil was, is, and will be a part of life just as goodness such as yours will also be present.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 27, 2009

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