Sheriff Lem E. Mitchell

Sheriff Lem E. Mitchell

Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, February 10, 1914

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Lem E. Mitchell

Sheriff Mitchell succumbed to injuries sustained earlier in the day when he fell under the wheels of a train in Tupelo, Oklahoma. He was returning from taking prisoners to the state penitentiary and was attempting to board the moving train when he fell underneath. One of his legs was crushed and later amputated by a doctor. Sheriff Mitchell succumbed to his injuries that evening.

Sheriff Mitchell was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 59
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th 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.

Time never dimishes respect, not even 96 years.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 10, 2010

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