Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Roger Alan Mitchell

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, August 24, 2021

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Roger Alan Mitchell

I hate to hear this..I met this man at Sullivan co jail..super laid back and was just by the book and done his job..never treated me as an inmate but always as a man..thank u sir

Allen G Begley
Friends

January 21, 2022

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

Retired Fire Lt Frank J Corasaniti II
Baltimore City Fire Department

November 14, 2021

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Roger Mitchell and thank you for your service.

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

November 2, 2021

On behalf of Sheriff Brad Swain and your brothers and sisters here at the Monroe County Sheriff's Office (Indiana), we offer our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department, and to the family of Deputy Roger Mitchell.

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Indiana
U.S.A.

October 6, 2021

James P Waggle, Jr.
Civilian

September 9, 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

September 7, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones and friends of Deputy Mitchell. I am so sorry for your loss. Deputy Mitchell’s service and sacrifice will be remembered.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

September 3, 2021

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Mitchell and the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Deputy Mitchell, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

September 1, 2021

Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff Roger Mitchell. May God watch over you, your family and all members of law enforcement during this most difficult time.

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

September 1, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the family of Deputy Roger Mitchell and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office,Tennessee. May GOD give comfort, peace,and understanding for their loss .

Chaplain Terry L. Longacre. MTPD (Retire
Red Rose Lodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County, Pennsylvania

August 31, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family Deputy Sheriff Roger A. Mitchell and the extended law enforcement family of the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee.


End of Watch Tuesday, August 24, 2021


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

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."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

August 30, 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

August 30, 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

August 30, 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 Deputy, Roger A. Mitchell, from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Deputy succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

August 30, 2021

I miss you brother. You left a mark on my life as well as many other officers in our agency. Rest easy and I’ll see you again one day!

Deputy Josh Adams
Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office

August 29, 2021

Mitchell family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Deputy Mitchell 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 Reserve Sgt Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Police Dept.

August 28, 2021

Mitchell family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Deputy Mitchell 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 Reserve Sgt Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Police Dept.

August 28, 2021

Rest in peace brother.

Former Corporal Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

August 28, 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

August 28, 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)

August 28, 2021

Rest in peace brother

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

August 28, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

August 28, 2021

Sheriff Mitchell, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

August 28, 2021

You are truly missed brother forever in our hearts.

Deputy John Biggins
Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office

August 28, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Deputy Sheriff Roger A. Mitchell. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends and all Members of the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

August 28, 2021

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