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Reserve Deputy Constable Martinus Mitchum

Second City Court of New Orleans Constable's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, February 26, 2021

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Reflections for Reserve Deputy Constable Martinus Mitchum

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Reserve Deputy Constable Martinus Mitchum on their tragic loss while he was in the line of duty. May our Lord give them the needed comfort and strength they need during this difficult time. Thank you Reserve Deputy Constable Martinus Mitchum for your service and dedication to your community. Rest in peace to our brother in blue.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

April 2, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Mitchum. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Second City Court of New Orleans Constable's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

March 29, 2021

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

March 23, 2021

My deepest condolences go out to Reserve Deputy Constable Mitchum's family, friends and co-workers at Second City Court of New Orleans Constable's Office during this difficult time.

Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Rest In Peace my Brother in BLUE Reserve Deputy Constable Martinus Mitchum.

Officer Janet Sanchez
F.O.P member Yuma Lodge #24
Yuma Police Department

March 18, 2021

Deputy Constable Mitchum,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

March 14, 2021

Rest Now Brother

Officer Shannon Yates
Collins Police Department (MS)

March 13, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 10, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Reserve Deputy Constable, Martinus Mitchum, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Reserve Deputy Constable makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our Prayers and Thoughts to the Tulane University Police Department where Reserve Deputy Constable Mitchum had served as a fulltime Officer and to the Loyola University Police Department where he had previously served.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

March 4, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Reserve Deputy Constable Mitchum. You are forever in our prayers!

Class 49-20 Basic Academy Recruits
Virginia Beach Sheriffs Office

March 4, 2021

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 2, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

March 2, 2021

RIP Reserve Constable Michum. Salute and Respect.Sincere condolences to his family and fellow colleagues for their tragic loss. Thank you for your service and dedication especially being a reservist from the South African Police Service

Constable. Tessa Le Roux
South African Police Service

March 2, 2021

Mitchum family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Deputy Mitchum thank you for your service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Rudy Jones ( Retired )
Former Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Police Dept

March 2, 2021

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

March 1, 2021

I would like to extend my condolences to the loved ones and coworkers of Constable Mitchum I am so sorry for your loss. Constable Mitchum’s service and sacrifice for the people of Louisiana will be remembered. You are in my prayers.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

March 1, 2021

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

March 1, 2021

This touches home. Rest in peace and may your untimely departure not be in vain.

SSA3 Donald Holder
New York City Police Department

March 1, 2021

Rest in peace brother

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County MI.

March 1, 2021

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

March 1, 2021

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau Count PD, NY

March 1, 2021

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Constable Mitchum and the Second City Court of New Orleans Constable's Office during this time. Thank you, Deputy Constable Mitchum, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

March 1, 2021

Rest in Peace Deputy Constable Mitchum. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

March 1, 2021

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Retired Fire Lieutenant Frank J Corasan
Baltimore City Fire Department

March 1, 2021

Requiescat in Pacem

Sergeant Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

March 1, 2021

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Lieutenant E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

March 1, 2021

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