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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Officer Mitchell,
On today, the 68th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 31, 2017

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