Deputy Sheriff Joshua Shane Mitchell

Deputy Sheriff Joshua Shane Mitchell

Reagan County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Joshua Shane Mitchell

Deputy Sheriff Josh Mitchell was shot and killed as he and other officers searched for a suicidal suspect in Big Lake, Texas, shortly after 6:00 pm.

The suspect was encountered in the 1100 block of Main Street and he opened fire on Deputy Mitchell, fatally wounding him. Deputy Mitchell succumbed to his wounds while being transported to a hospital in San Angelo.

The suspect barricaded himself in his home but was taken into custody after shooting himself in the face. He died of the self-inflicted gunshot wound one week later.

Deputy Mitchell had served with the Reagan County Sheriff's Office for six years. He is survived by his wife, parents, siblings, and grandparents.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 805

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Jousha Shane Mitchelln. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Reagan County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends, Co-Workers and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your foot steps protecting the public. I also Pray that the thug who murdered you is rotting in hell.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 3, 2016

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