Deputy Sheriff Mitchell Robinson

Deputy Sheriff Mitchell Robinson

McDowell County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, October 5, 1933

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Mitchell Robinson

Deputy Mitchell Robinson succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when he fell from the running board of a vehicle.

He was patrolling along with members of the West Virginia State Police when they attempted to stop a vehicle. As the vehicle he was riding started to slow down, he opened the door to get onto the running board but fell off and struck his head. He was transported to a hospital in Welch where he remained until he succumbed to his injuries.

Deputy Robinson had served with the McDowell County Sheriff's Department for only one year. He was survived by his mother and sister.

He was buried at Marion, Virginia.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 1, 1933

patrol, traffic stop

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Deputy Sheriff Robinson,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of McDowell County.


United States Border Patrol

October 5, 2023

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