Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Vaughn Mitchell

Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Vaughn Mitchell

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, October 27, 2006

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Jeffrey Vaughn Mitchell

Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Mitchell was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop in the rural area of Dillard Road and Meiss Road at approximately 3:30 am.

After contacting dispatchers and telling them he was conducting a vehicle stop, Deputy Mitchell was not heard from again. A backup deputy was sent to the scene to check on him and he was found shot once in the head by his own service weapon. It was determined he had been shot during a violent struggle.

The subject who shot him remains at large.

Deputy Mitchell had served with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department for nine years. He is survived by his wife and 6-year-old son.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 1159

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender At large

traffic stop

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I stand with my brothers and sisters from SCSD and the family of Deputy Mitchell in remembrance of the tragic death he suffered so many years ago this date. We all will not rest until his killer is brought to justice. RIP.

Deputy Sheriff Los Angeles
County Sheriff

October 27, 2019

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