Sergeant James Delbert Mitchell, Jr.

Sergeant James Delbert Mitchell, Jr.

Amarillo Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, November 11, 1985

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James Delbert Mitchell, Jr.

Sergeant James Mitchell was shot and killed while returning home from work when he stopped to render aid at the scene of a one-car accident he witnessed on I-27.

The driver of the vehicle began to flee. When Sergeant Mitchell ordered him to stop, he opened fire with a 9 mm handgun, striking Sergeant Mitchell four times.

The shooter was sentenced to death and was executed in 2002.

Sergeant Mitchell had served with the Amarillo Police Department for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Executed in 2002

accident scene

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What a beautiful sentiment you wrote Nee' Nee'. Our mothers and Uncle would have been so proud! I love you!

Bobby King
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April 23, 2023

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