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.


  • 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 remember meeting and working with Louie a few times when I was a Law Enforcement Specialist stationed at Elmendorf, AFB. I'll always remember that he was one of the few civilian Law Enforcement Officers that never judged military to be any different. Louie was friendly and outgoing and an excellent example to all. I remember my sorrow and outrage when I learned that the man responsible for Louie's death, MIchael Washington, was someone I had apprehended some months prior for trespassing on Elmendorf and assaulting two LES. I recently came across this site as I was working on a song and video tribute to fallen Law Enforcement Officers. My condolences belatedly to Louie's family and my wishes that Louie's spirit rests in peace.

Randall La Claire

March 29, 2019

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