Police Officer Johnny Edward Mitchell

Police Officer Johnny Edward Mitchell

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, December 31, 1971

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Johnny Edward Mitchell

Police Officer Johnny Mitchell succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle crash on July 22nd, 1971.

His patrol car struck another vehicle head-on at an I-95 exit ramp during the chase by members of the Opa-locka Police Department. Officer Mitchell remained in a coma for several weeks before succumbing to his injuries.

Officer Mitchell was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Metro-Dade Police Department for one year. He is survived by his wife and two young children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 50
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Thursday, July 22, 1971
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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Officer Mitchell,
On today, the 50th 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 USAF during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 31, 2021

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