Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Joshua Shane Mitchell

Reagan County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Joshua Shane Mitchell

Deputy Sheriff Mitchell,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Reagan County. And to your Family and Ioved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 1, 2022

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 8 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

August 1, 2020

Rest in peace knowing that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 1, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Mitchell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 19, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 17, 2018

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Mitchell. What honor, courage and bravery for the State of Texas and Reagan County.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 14, 2018

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Jousha Shane Mitchelln. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Reagan County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends, Co-Workers and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your foot steps protecting the public. I also Pray that the thug who murdered you is rotting in hell.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 3, 2016

Hooyah, Officer Mitchell...Godspeed brother! I remember hearing of this tragic and bullshit incident and it hit me! i spoke with you once, and must say, youre an outstanding individual! I take my hat off to you and those who serve Big Lake....My condolences to the Mitchell family, Capt. Gina, and all who serve Big Lake...Sorry for your loss...God Bless!

Timothy Gamez-Navy(BM3) Rescue Swimmer

December 8, 2013

Fallen But Not Forgotten is my Brother in Blue, Deputy Josh Mitchell. I am proud to call you my Brother and will forever remember working, laughing and just having fun with each other.

Deputy Sheriff
Reagn County Sheriff's Office

August 2, 2013

Hard to believe that it's been a year since you left us brother. I am so very proud to have known you and more proud to have called you my Deputy. We miss you every day and will never forget what you did for our community. We are having a memorial for you tonight at the park named in your honor. I think you would be proud of it. See you some day.

Sheriff Jeff Garner
Reagan County Sheriff's Office

August 1, 2013

Josh thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. Something we pray we never have to make, but we are ready, and willing if God is ready for us...I came across your story while browsing thru after God called two of our firefighters home earlier this week.
After looking at videos, and reflections I see you lived life to its fullest, had a true passion for all mankind, loves your family, and your beautiful wife...
My heart and prayers are with your family and LEO family.
RIP Sir...Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Firefighter - Shan Williams

February 22, 2013

Deputy Sheriff Mitchell,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Regan County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 9, 2013

As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Brother.

To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

January 1, 2013

Deputy Mitchell,
As an Honor Guard member I had the honor of standing guard over you. I stood silently and listened as your loved ones spoke of you and it took everything I had not to cry. You are a hero sir, and an inspiration to many. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you, for your brave and faithful service. Thank you for stepping forward and fighting what the rest of us fear.

Herb Fernandez
Detention Corporal
Midland County Sheriff's Office TX
Honor Guard Member

December 19, 2012

Thank you for your service and helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 5, 2012

God bless you and your family... rest in Heaven brother we have this watch.

Deputy Stephen Kincheloe
Ector County Sheriffs Office

November 3, 2012

I am a future Austin County Texas Sheriffs Deputy. I read your story in my Police systems class and read up on your story. Deputy Mitchell thank you for your service being a Peace Officer is a thankless job. I wish I could've met a role model such as yourself. I never met you but still got goosebumps when I read your story and saw the videos of your beautiful wife receiving your flag. I would've taken that bullet for you with honor, your fellow deputies would've too. Your image is burned into my mind and actually been a inspiration to who I need to be, the values, the level head, the community caring type of guy you are. Deputy Mitchell your a inspiration to us all. Rest In Peace my friend.

808 your 10-42 all clear

Future Austin County Deputy

October 11, 2012

Rest In Peace

John Ruth,AEMD Communications Specialist
MOMR, Farmers Branch,TX

October 6, 2012

Bless you and Thank you Josh for your ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect us all. We're so sad that we will not get to see you continue in that role. You're wife, family and friends and the rest of us will not forget you.

May you serve God as well as you served us!

God bless you and your earthly family.

David Smith

September 16, 2012

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Josh was killed. May his loved ones continue to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To his family, you are in my heart's embrace today.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinguished service Deputy Mitchell gave to his community and the citizens of Texas and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 1, 2012.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 15, 2012

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor Officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

September 4, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

September 4, 2012

God full of mercy who dwells on high
Grant perfect rest on the wings of Your Divine Presence
In the lofty heights of the holy and pure
who shine as the brightness of the heavens
to the soul of Josh Mitchell
who has gone to his eternal rest.

His resting place shall be in the Garden of Eden
Therefore; the Master of mercy will care for him
under the protection of His wings for all time
And bind his soul in the bond of everlasting life.
God is his inheritance and he will rest in peace
and let us say AMEN.

Bill Mann
Civilian Supporter
South Pasadena, CA

August 20, 2012

Rest in peace my Brother!
"Blessed are the Peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

Retired Special Agent

August 18, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and co-workers. Thank you for your service to your community.

G.L. Coke (retired)
Texas Peace Officer

August 17, 2012

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