Reserve Deputy Constable Martinus Melvin Mitchum

Reserve Deputy Constable Martinus Melvin Mitchum

Second City Court of New Orleans Constable's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, February 26, 2021

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Martinus Melvin Mitchum

Reserve Deputy Constable Martinus Mitchum was shot and killed outside of George Washington Carver High School while escorting a disorderly subject off the property during a high school basketball playoff game.

The subject had been denied entry into the game and became engaged in an altercation with a staff member. Deputy Constable Mitchum, who was working a security detail at the game, intervened in the disturbance and escorted the subject out of the building. Once outside, the subject drew a handgun and shot Deputy Constable Mitchum in the chest, killing him.

Members of the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, who were also at the game, took the subject into custody.

Deputy Constable Mitchum served as a reserve deputy constable with the Second City Court of New Orleans Constable's Office for eight years and also served as a full-time police officer with the Tulane University Police Department for 18 months. He had previously served with the Loyola University Police Department.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 8 years, 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender In custody


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I ran into your father today on my lunch break at a small restaurant in Detroit, MI. He insisted on buying me a meal and we had a chat about you and how he misses you. Rest In Peace brother, we’ve got it from here.

On behalf of the Detroit Police Department, I extend my deepest condolences to our brother in blue, Deputy Constable Martinus Mitchum.

May you Rest in eternal peace.

P.O Huss
Detroit Police Department

November 5, 2021

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