Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Larry Brian Mitchell

Gallup Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Wednesday, May 30, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer Larry Brian Mitchell

I saw a white single cab with z-71 stickers the other day and heard it coming long before I saw it. I thought to myself, “that looks just like Brian’s old truck.” I’ve been thinking about you and Buck ever since. I don’t think my brother has been called Grinch since 1996 and I’m gonna text him right now.

Bert Davis
Hobbs High School friend

March 17, 2024

I miss you so very much and I love you. I believe we will be together again God has promised a life without end Amen


May 30, 2023

Today is a day many are appreciated for wearing the badge. You were too young to have been taken away. What happened to you made me grow up and be a better person. Thank you. RIP. May God bless your son and Erika.

Diane Dosal
Gallup PD/APD

January 9, 2023

Today is memorial day where some will play a game of baseball. If I remember correctly, Brian was playing a game of baseball or softball when he was called to the scene as a SWAT officer.

It is amazing how quickly events can change and swing from happiness to dispair. After 21 years the sadness remians and seeps out on the anniversary.

But what also lingers is the pride I feel about Brian's bravery and courage in the face of overwhelming peril. I will lower my flag today for Brian out of tradition but I if I could I would fly it higher than normal.

Immigration Officer Reuben

May 30, 2022

Another year you get to celebrate a heavenly birthday. How lucky you are. We will celebrate you here! Always missed

Erika & Dylan
Wife & son

September 27, 2021

I did not know Larry but my brother was a good friend of his and was with him when he died.

It was strange to be thinking of that traumatic incident and to realise it happened 20 years ago. I still vividly remember my brother telling me the story of how it happened, amazed at how calm he was while he spoke. But his composure concealed how it had deeply affected him and he never forgot about his friend.

Thank you Larry for being a great friend to my brother.


June 16, 2021

I thank you for your service. Gone but not forgotten.

Citizen (I want to become a cop) Hayden
Citizen (I want to become a cop)

May 30, 2021

20 years gone just like that. The first days the first weeks the first month's and the first years I didn't know I if I would survive. My anger was raw and unfiltered and I hated life for giving me such a shit deal. For taking you away from your son. Today I can love deeply, laught until I cry and remember the you that only I knew with genuine appreciation. You have missed so much but yet have been spared from so much. Your boy is still all my pride as I know he was yours.
Love you always

Erika Mitchell

May 29, 2021

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

May 30, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Mitchell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 30, 2020

Heard a song today that took my thoughts to you. You were such a great person. Thinking of you alot. Prayers for your family.

High school friend
Hobbs High

December 5, 2019

Brian, I think about you often

Ptl. Brian Price
Retired Police Officer

October 12, 2019

Brian, I was going through pictures and came across a photo of you with buba brought good memories .. you are not far from our thoughts some days your memory is very fresh... Erika and Dylan are still in our prayers... you are missed tremendously


May 30, 2019

Prayers brother!! Only 3 of us left.... prayers for Erica, Dylan and the rest of the Mitchell fam! God bless!

SwatCop—>ICU RN

May 30, 2019

Thinking of you Brian. Erika and Dylan hope your doing well. God Bless.

Maricopa Cty Sheriffs Ofc.

August 3, 2018

What a journey this life had been without you. I was blessed beyond measure to have known you. You left me life's greatest gift and we think if you daily.


Erika and Dylan

May 30, 2018

17 years today doesn’t really seem that long ago brother. Sure miss our conversations and friendship.
You’re still in my heart. I pray for your family when I can.
Sure do miss you.

Officer David Evans
Gallup PD

May 30, 2018

Happy Birthday in heaven. Always missing you

Erika & Dylan

September 27, 2017

I still miss you brother. Think about you all the time. The time you were he e left an impact on us all.

Chad Mills

December 9, 2016

What a journey this life has been. Your little boy isn't so little any more. He graduates in a few weeks and is headed off to college shortly after. I have no idea what I will do with myself not seeing him every day. He reminds me of you in a lot of ways. You have to take care of him out there. It's a big world and I'm not ready to let him go yet. Still miss you like it was yesterday

Erika M

May 31, 2016

15 years today brother miss you!

Mike mitchell

May 31, 2016

thinking of You, Erica and Dylan


May 30, 2016

In time People will forget what is said, what is done, but they will never forget how you made them feel. I will NEVER forget how Brian treated all of us here in Hobbs. I was lucky enough, we all were, to have him as a friend thru high school like him and i will NEVER forget the example he set For all of his friends. God I miss u bro!


Chad A. Mills
H.S. friend

May 16, 2016

Another year gone by. Still such a loss.

Erika & Dylan

May 30, 2015

Thinking of you and always keeping Erica and Dylan in my prayers ...


May 30, 2015

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