Deputy Sheriff John Hughes Mitchell

Deputy Sheriff John Hughes Mitchell

Henry County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, May 4, 1922

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John Hughes Mitchell

Deputy John Mitchell was shot and killed in an ambush after seizing illegal whiskey.

Deputy Mitchell had served with the Henry County Sheriff's Office for one year. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

alcohol violation

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Deputy Sheriff Miller,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Henry County.


United States Border Patrol

May 4, 2022

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