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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Remembering Metro-Dade Officer Johnny E. Mitchell and reflecting on his service to our nation and Florida. Thoughts and prayers are with his widow and surviving children whos lives were changed forever. Officer Mitchell's will to survive was evident by fighting for live for 4 months before passing to be with the Lord and continue his watch from Heaven above.

Gary Howze, Director
Florida Office of the Attorney General

December 30, 2020

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