Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Mitchell L. Nutter

Orlando Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, February 10, 1968

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Reflections for Patrolman Mitchell L. Nutter

Rest in peace Patrolman Nutter.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 8, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 50th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 10, 2018

Tomorrow marks 50 years since you were taken from your family ! I’m headed now to Orlando Florida for a 50 yr ceremony at your park . You would be so proud of Mom , myself 55 and Marsha 52 and extremely proud of your grandchildren, Christen 32 , Tiffany 26 , Carson 20 and especially thrilled to have a great granddaughter, Evelyn 2 . You would also be very honored by and proud of The Orlando Police Department , The City of Orlando and the community where your park is ! I love you and I wish you could know your children, grandchildren and now great grandchild and how much we loved be you and how very proud of you and the ultimate sacrifice you made ! You will never be forgotten!!

Michele Nutter Crouch
Daughter

February 9, 2018

Nutter Family and Friends,

The Orlando community of Audubon Park if hosting a memorial event recognizing the 50th anniversary of the passing of Officer Nutter in the line of duty. We welcome everyone to this event who wishes to join in memorializing the life and work of Officer Nutter, his family and all of our first responders.

https://www.facebook.com/events/162431781061459/

Orlando Police Officer Mitchell Nutter, 50th Anniversary Memorial Event
Mitchell Nutter Park
100 Bennett Road
Orlando 32803
Saturday, February 10th 1:00-1:45PM

Ryan
Orlando Resident

January 21, 2018

Hello Nutter family! On the 49th date of your fathers line of duty death, once again we the neighbors of Audubon Park and Orlando Police department and the Orlando Fire department will gather at Mitchell Nutter Park for the remembrance ceremony honoring Officer Nutter's sacrifice. At 1600hrs an Orlando Police bagpiper and active duty members will honor your dad and 2 bouquets of flowers will be placed at the memorial plaque by two young girls representing Michele and Marsha. The assembled public servants will be brought to attention and shall salute officer Nutter. The bagpiper will conclude with Amazing Grace. All are welcome and next year we intend to have family members present and rededicate the park with full honors...DD Odell, Pelican Ln resident and LT with the Orlando FD. Please join us my cell is 407 761-5680

Lt DD Odell
Orlando Fire

February 9, 2017

Mitchell Nutter - handsome, funny, kind, generous, and unforgettable. Mitchell (Margaret, Michelle, & Marsha) crosses my thoughts often and especially now with the senseless murders of policemen in Texas. I was a around 10 years old when I first met Mitchell and Margaret, Michele was only a baby. They were friends and neighbors with my sister, Sue, and her husband, Chuck. It was always fun to visit my sister because I knew I would see Mitchell too. He was always up to mischief. I can still remember the very sad day he was taken from his family. I am so thankful to know that a park is a memorial to honor Mitchell. God gave Mitchell a very special place in heaven because he was a very special man. He left his footprints in our hearts forever. God bless you Margaret, Michele, and Marsha.

Lynn Reagan
Retired USAF

July 10, 2016

I lived in Audubon Park from 1977-1986, and still have family (in-laws) and friends who live in 'the neighborhood'. Often have I been to the park, first as a youth, then as a parent with my own children. Truly, I had never wondered about why the park was named Michael Nutter. I guess that, I was assuming it was named after someone related to the (now defunct) Navy Base across the street.

I am glad to see the the park was named to honor the life and service of a local police officer who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect the families of our community. What a shame that he died so young. Based on all of the communications here, I can see that Officer Nutter was a man of integrity who continues to be remembered and have a positive influence on his family, friends, and even strangers (like myself).

Cheryl Bailey
former Audubon Park resident

May 3, 2016

I love you Dad. I wish you were still in our lives. I think you would be so proud of all of us and our accomplishments. Marsha Nutter Knight Daughter

Marsha Knight

February 10, 2016

Just thinking about you tonight dad, this Feb your first great grandchild is due , a girl , I know you would be over the moon about that ! To the people who go to the park and light a candle in your memory , I am truly grateful and thank you all . If I lived closer , I would certainly join you . I live in NC and my mother and sister live in MD . If anyone would like to contact me , you can reach me at my email [email protected] . I love hearing from people who knew my father . Thank you .

Michele Nutter Crouch
Daughter

January 24, 2016

A few years ago a good friend of mine asked me what I knew about Mitchell Nutter (OPD) and the park that was named after him. Sadly I knew nothing about this. I am retired from the City of Orlando. My friend, A very active member of the Orlando Fire Department and a Veteran (Army Ranger), who lives just down the street from the park, whated to know more about how the park got it name. A few years ago he looked up his name and the story behind the park. since then he has gone to the park on the 2/10 to place and light a candle in Mitchell memory.

This year will be the third year that my wife and I and a few others have joined him on this day to Honor a fallen Orlando Police Officer (lest we forget).

This year we are having dinner at Linda's La Cantina Steak House before going to the park for the annual candle lighting.

If anyone would like to join us for any of the above, Please give me a call. 321-229-2091.

If any family members see this please call that same number, my friend would like to have contact information from you.

God Bless the fallen and their families that are left behind.

Lt.

January 7, 2016

47 years. Never forgotten! Praying this country learns to respect great men like you , who put their lives on the line everyday! I love you and miss you !

Michele Nutter Crouch
Daughter

February 10, 2015

Sgt Tom LeBlanc and my self were 45 seconds behind Mitch responding to the same call, I was the first officer to reach him. We later arrested John Henry Adams and escorted him to the hospital where he was treated and allowed to keep several 32 cal. rounds of which he had swallowed. Mitch was a fine officer and it really hurt to learn that Adams was years later released from prison.

John Duke Lieutenant (Ret)
Orlando Police Department

June 11, 2014

Another year gone, another year if heart break . Greatly and Sadly missed!

Michele Crouch
Daughter

April 3, 2014

I look at your picture everyday, your flag and your medals that sit on display in my home , so proud of the man , the police officer, the uncle, the brother , the son, the husband and father that you were ! I wish you could have met your grandchildren , oh proud you would be , your oldest , my daughter , will be married in June, we all wish we would could have known you ! You are forever missed , but never forgotten daddy , love you !

Michele Nutter Crouch
Daughter

February 16, 2013

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace..

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

February 10, 2013

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Nutter. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

My prayers are with your family today as they face another EOW without you, time does not heal the hearts of those left behind. We will never forget the sacrifice that you and your entire family made for all of us. Continue to rest in peace hero..

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

February 10, 2012

I was a rookie police officer with OPD when you were killed. I rode with you the night before you were killed in the "accident car". I couldn't believe you were gone, what a great guy who was very kind to a dumb rookie like me.

Rest in peace, you will never be forgotten my brother

Cmdr. Ken Gregory(Ret)
orange county sheriffs office

June 13, 2011

I met the Nutter family in 1960. I was engaged to marry Joann , his sister. I knew Mitchell only briefly after he come home from Japan but knew he was special. I have often wondered over the years the status of all his family. I would appreciate if a member of the family could update me. Thank you and much love to you.

Howard Devaney
friend

May 17, 2011

We will never forget the sacrifice that you and your family made to protect the citizens of Florida. It is true, that heroes do live forever, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Anonymous

February 10, 2011

I wish I had the chance to get to know you Dad. We miss you very much. I love reading about you and the great guy you were. Rest In Peace.

Marsha Nutter
Daughter

May 11, 2010

42 years, and you are still missed everyday !

Michele Nutter Crouch
daughter

February 10, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. Like you, our community honored my son with a park named after him and I share your daughter's feelings about being honored in that way.

Time never dimishes respect, not even 42 years.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 10, 2010

I had the special chance to visit my father's park probably 38 years after the dedication. That was the last time I was there. I was very happy to see how well kept the park is. I was over come with emotion to see my now 24 yr old daughter get on one of the swings there. To think she was swinging at a park named for the grandfather she never got to meet. He is still missed very much. I thank all who still remember him!

Michele Nutter Crouch
Daughter

October 13, 2009

Mitchell L. Nutter Park is at the intersection of Dove Dr. & Pelican Lane in Orlando. I grew up on Dove Dr. I was 13 yrs old in 1968. The park was always there. A pleasant place that let us know police officers die in the line of duty.
Families visit. Children still play there. They know why Officer Nutter is remembered.
Another instance of a police officer having a positive effect on people he never even met.

Anonymous

December 15, 2008

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