Deputy Sheriff Mitchell Robinson

Deputy Sheriff Mitchell Robinson

McDowell County Sheriff's Department, 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 succumbing 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

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

September 16, 2013

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