Deputy Sheriff George Mitchell

Deputy Sheriff George Mitchell

McDowell County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, February 13, 1923

George Mitchell

Deputy George Mitchell succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained two months earlier while attempting an arrest at Caples. The brother of the man he was arresting approached and shot him in an attempt to free the prisoner.

Despite being wounded, Deputy Mitchell returned fire and slightly wounded the subject. Another deputy located the subject later that night and the man was shot a second time, which resulted in him becoming blind.

Deputy Mitchaell was survived by his wife and four children and his parents. He is buried at Capels Cemetery in McDowell County, West Virginia.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 9, 1922
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and wounded

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th 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 and your memory will always be honored and revered. I am sure that you are proud that your family continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 13, 2012

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