Police Officer George M. Mitchell

Police Officer George M. Mitchell

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, December 31, 1949

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George M. Mitchell

Officer Mitchell was shot to death by two robbers while he and another officer were on stakeout duty in a grocery store at Gratz and Berks streets. Two men were later arrested, tried and sentenced to death.

Officer Mitchell was a U.S Army veteran of WWII.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 3184
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to Death

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Great Uncle George Mitchell. I did not know you as I was born several years after you died. Ancestry and found papers led me to you a short time ago. I also became a police officer in the suburbs of philly 30yrs ago. I am also a veteran. Thanks for your service and know you are not forgotten.

Sgt Patricia Sherwood
Great niece

October 29, 2019

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