Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Charles Kerry Mitchum

Loxley Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, January 26, 2015

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Reflections for Sergeant Charles Kerry Mitchum


Retired TFC Theresa Medcalf
Ga Dept of Public Safety

February 2, 2015

We will never forget. God Bless You"

Sergeant Timothy Long
Long Beach Police Department CA

February 1, 2015

Rest in Peace, brother. We'll take it from here.

Officer Tim Walter
Guin Police Dept

February 1, 2015

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Loxley Police Department. May you rest in peace.

Ptlm. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

January 31, 2015

Sincerest regards.
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno- Honor Guard Member
State of MN Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

January 31, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

January 31, 2015



January 30, 2015

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Mitchum. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Loxley Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

January 30, 2015

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over three years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

January 30, 2015

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle

January 30, 2015

Rest in Peace My Brother in Blue

FTO D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

January 29, 2015

Thank you for your service Sergeant Mitchum. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace...

Chief Joseph A. Edwards
Columbia Illinois Police Department

January 29, 2015

Rest in peace Brother Charles.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlog
Nahant, MA PD

January 29, 2015

RIP friend

Stephen Bruet, POO II
NC Department of Public Safety

January 29, 2015

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace brother.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

January 29, 2015

Rest in peace Sergeant, may God Bless and comfort your family and your agency during the days to follow.

Chief Michael Little
Powell Police Department.

January 29, 2015

Rest in Peace, Sarge.

Tpr. W.T. Dendler
Ohio State Highway Patrol

January 29, 2015

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant Kerry Mitchum and the extended law enforcement family of the Loxley, Alabama Police Department. Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 28, 2015

Rest in peace brother. We'll take it from here.

Special Agent Mike Tamez
Kingsville Specialized Crimes and Narcotics Task Force

January 28, 2015



January 28, 2015

RIP Brother. Thank you & God Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (retired)
No.Bergen, N.J. P.D.

January 28, 2015

Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9. I had the wonderful opportunity of of working with Sgt. Mitchum, and the great presence to call him my friend! Kerry was an extremely kind hearted soul and a friend to everyone! As a former officer of the department, before transferring Sgt. Mitchum was was my field training officer. I can't say enough on his behalf as to his professionalism and dedication to the profession. He was an exemplary statute of a law enforcement officer. Kerry will be truly missed by me for sure.

Officer Brett Henderson
Owens Cross Roads Police Department

January 28, 2015


To the family, friends, and colleagues of Sergeant Charles Kerry Mitchum:

From the beginning of time after Cain killed his brother, Abel, there has been a need for law enforcement officers to protect the weak and to bring evildoers to justice. This work is necessary in a sinful world and is dangerous. In modern times, some five hundred and twenty-six Law Enforcement Officers have sacrificed their lives to protect the citizens of the State of Alabama. Today, we honor the sacrifice of Sergeant Charles Kerry Mitchum, of the Loxley, Alabama, Police Department; who was killed in the line-of-duty when he allowed his patrol vehicle to leave the roadway and strike a tree on Oak Lane, near Highway 59, in Stapleton, Alabama, while enroute to the Baldwin County, Alabama, Sheriff’s Office firing range at about 1500 hours.

Lord God, we are grateful for the life of Sergeant Charles Kerry Mitchum. He died serving us. Help us never to forget. Help us celebrate the life of Sergeant Charles Kerry Mitchum and honor his sacrifice. Be with the family, friends, and colleagues of this fallen hero. Comfort them and give them your strength. Guide those who seek to take care of the family of this hero. May those empowered to do so, care for them with integrity. In commemorating the death of this hero, help those who mourn to remember that death is not the end. Death does not have the final say, but is simply the transition to the glorious life to come. They should look forward to that life to come with joy and thanksgiving.

As for the citizens of Loxley, Alabama, help them to faithfully equip their police officers with the best tools to protect their community. May their training be adequate to the task. Help the citizens of Loxley, Alabama, to remember to pay their police officers fairly and treat them with respect. Help the citizens of Loxley, Alabama, to obey the law and treat each other with dignity so as not to add to the burden of crime and pain to their community.

The time for mourning will soon pass. We have now remembered and celebrated the life lost in this great tragedy. As the family, friends, and colleagues of Sergeant Charles Kerry Mitchum go forward, they must celebrate the good things in their lives; and to celebrate life itself!

Finally, Lord God, we pray for the families, friends, and colleagues of all the law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line-of-duty and we thank you for their sacrifices. Bless the lives of their families, friends, and colleagues so they might find healing. Help their law enforcement organizations support the families of these fallen heroes. Even though their deaths might have been senseless, make something good come out of these situations so that their law enforcement organizations and the communities in which they lived and served might be stronger because of their lives and their deaths.

Now, Sergeant Charles Kerry Mitchum, may the Lord bless you, and keep you: the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen.

In His Service,

Police Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police of the Nashua NH Police Department
Police Chaplain of the Merrimack NH Police Department
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

Police Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Merrimack NH Police Department

January 28, 2015

."Sarge , ( what most of us would call him )....we bow our heads today with sadness in our hearts at your passing, we lift your family up in prayer and ALL of your fellow law enforcement family are on patrol with great sadness in their hearts.......but we know that you'd say, 'hey, keep it straight and be safe out there'...I shall miss you greatly my friend, but I know you'll be on patrol from the Top you my brother.......I stand tall with pride to have worked under you and the Loxley PD........semper fi....

Donnie Lee, former Reserve Officer.....

January 28, 2015

Rest in Peace Sergeant Mitchum. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, co-workers, and friends.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, Military Police, Trafic & Escort Unit

January 28, 2015

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