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

May he and all the faithful departed in the sure and certain hope of rising again to new life with Him rest in peace.

Glenn Allen Thompson
Civilian

January 27, 2015

Rest in peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May god Bless your family and friends.

Officer A. OROZCO
ADOT/ECD

January 27, 2015

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 27, 2015

RIP, prayers for the family.

Sgt. Ron Cromer
Martin Co. Sheriff's Office

January 27, 2015

RIP Sarge

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

January 27, 2015

Rest in peace Sgt. Mitchum. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives. Your dedication, devotion to duty, and loss of your life will never be forgotten.

Retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

January 27, 2015

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired
12-25-2010

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Retired)
Jerome County, Idaho Sheriff's Office

January 27, 2015

Thank you for your service Sergeant Mitchum, God bless your family, and the Loxley police department. Thank you for your friend ship , you will be missed my brother.

Chief of police Terry Holden
Rogersville Alabama

January 27, 2015

Rest in peace Sergeant Mitchum!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

January 27, 2015

Rest easy, Sergeant Mitchum. Your watch has ended and you have earned your time in paradise. We'll hold the watch.

Officer Joseph Walker
Niobrara, Nebraska Police Department

January 27, 2015

Rest in peace Brother......My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the LPD during this most difficult and tragic time.....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

January 27, 2015

A Real Hero Indeed

Written By: Brian Joseph Betts

A hero is real; it’s inside all of us.
Some show it everyday,
Some hide it away.
You are a hero, it was your job.
To take criminals off the street,
To keep a community safe.
And sometimes it takes a person,
To lay down his own life for another,
And that is what you did.
And what do we give in thanks.
A coffin draped with the America flag,
A 21-gun salute.
Bagpipes being played, and
Even taps.
What do we have to remember you?
A folded flag, a badge, a uniform.
And slowly we will forget the story.
But one thing that wont be forgotten,
Is who you were,
Who you are
And what you did.
That signifies you a hero Indeed!

Chief Joseph H. Giberson III
Stafford Township Police Department, Manahawkin, NJ

January 27, 2015

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

January 27, 2015

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Sgt. Mitchum and the Loxley Police Department during this time. Thank you, Sgt. Mitchum, for your service.

Admin
National Police Wives Association

January 27, 2015

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. REST IN PEACE.

POLICE OFFICER
NAPERVILLE IL POLICE DEPT

January 27, 2015

It is with great sadness that I learn of Sergeant Mitchum's passing. May he Rest in the Peace of our Lord

Detective-ret.
NYPD

January 27, 2015

Sgt Mitchum , thank you for your service. God bless your family and your department.

Senior Deputy Dave Zajac
Walton County Georgia Sheriff Office

January 27, 2015

Thank you, Brother, for always having my "6". You will be missed, but never forgotten.

Officer/C.I.C. Specialist C. A. "Chris"
Riverside Police Department, AL

January 27, 2015

R.I. P. Brother

Inv. George H. Bowman, Sr. (Ret.)
Dare County Sheriff's Office, NC

January 27, 2015

You may be gone but you will never be forgotten. Your work will follow many years to come and the thanks your community feels towards you. RIP forever

Alice Bryner
Disabled Veteran

January 27, 2015

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF SERGEANT MITCHUM, AND ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF SERGEANT MITCHUM.
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
HIS SERVICE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND HIS DEEDS NEVER FORGOTTEN.
GOD BLESS

Ret Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Ontario Canada

January 27, 2015

Rest in Peace , our brother. May God bring peace and comfort to your family and department for their loss.

Officer Loren Frost
Midland Police Department, Midland Texas

January 27, 2015

IN HONORE CASORUM
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and colleagues. The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones.
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

January 27, 2015

Rest in peace my brother of blue.

Officer J. Rhodes
Maize Police Department

January 27, 2015

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

January 27, 2015

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