Patrol Officer Louie Gordon Mizelle

Patrol Officer Louie Gordon Mizelle

Anchorage Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch Tuesday, June 6, 1989

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Louie Gordon Mizelle

Patrol Officer Louie Mizelle was shot and killed after responding to a call of shots being fired at an apartment complex in the Mountain View area.

Upon his arrival the lone gunman shot him five times in the leg, abdomen, and chest with a .22 caliber rifle. Other officers arrived and surrounded the building before storming the room and taking the suspect into custody.

Officer Mizelle was transported to Humana Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds in surgery several hours after the incident.

The subject who shot him had been committed to a psychiatric hospital the previous year. He was found guilty of Officer Mizelle's murder and sentenced to 99 years in prison.

Officer Mizelle had been with the agency for five and a half years and is survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, June 5, 1989
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 99 years

EDP, shots fired call

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I never met Officer Mizelle but I am part of a committee working to improve the park in his name. A recent project by the State Dept. of Transportation and Anchorage's Transportation Planning Agency, AMATS, improved the trail, landscaping and signage in the park. Donations from the Anchorage Police Department Association, Cops for Community, Mountain View Community Council, Anchorage Park Foundation and Neighborworks Alaska went to hire a muralist, Andrew Garcia, to re-do the mural on the back of the E&S Diversified Services building that faces the park. The building space was donated by the building's owner, longtime entrepreneur Mayfield Evans. The park is part of a popular loop trail called the Moose Loop that connects all of Anchorage together. Every time we are here we remember Officer Louie G. Mizelle.

Civilian, Diana Rhoades
Anchorage Park Foundation

September 9, 2021

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