Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Brack Mitchell

Fisher County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, April 23, 1899

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Brack Mitchell

Rest in Peace Deputy Brack Mitchell. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Fisher County, Texas.

I Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the carcass of your murderer.


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

April 24, 2016

Thinking about you today. Thank you for service to our country. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian

April 23, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 110th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 110 years after you were killed.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I am glad that your descendents honor your memory and your legacy of service. How proud you must be for their service to our country, especially in this time of war.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 28, 2009



August 27, 2007

Brack was my GG Grandfather. He actually was killed on 28 April 1899. Here is a copy of the obituary from the Abilene Report.

Two Men Killed in Eskota

News has been received here of a terrible double tragedy which occurred Sunday, 2:00 p.m., near the little town of Eskota, 30 miles west of Abilene, on the Texas Pacific, in Fisher county.

It appears that a young man of 21, named Frank Anderson, who had served a term in state prison, was charged with trying to sell a note with forged signatures, and acting deputy sheriff Brack Mitchell arrested Anderson and, in company with Will Simpson, started to Roby, the county seat, to place the accused in jail, all three riding in the same buggy.

When less than a half mile from Eskota, Anderson made a break for liberty, by jumping from the buggy and starting for the brush. Mitchell threw his six-shooter on him commanding him to halt, which he did, and came back to the buggy, joking as he did so.

As he reached the side of the buggy, he made a sudden and unexpected grab for Mitchell's pistol, at the same time pulling the officers' head down, and, twisting his -- the officers -- hand with his own pistol, shot him in the back of the head, making a wound which proved fatal in 8 or 10 hours. Simpson then shot Anderson through the head, killing him instantly. The team ran away, tearing up the buggy.

Mr. Mitchell was brought back to his home, where he died late last night. The funeral took place in Sweetwater. Anderson's father lives in Eskota, and the boy was reared in this country.

Mr. Mitchell was an old man, white-haired, some 70 or more years of age. He was engaged in several pitched battles with E.J. Davis' police when those marauders were the terror of the white people of Texas. Mitchell came to the Eskota district 8 or 10 years ago, and was deputy sheriff at Roby four years.

He leaves a large family, five boys and a number of girls, most of them married, all standing high in their several communities. The father of Frank Anderson is said to be a respected, peacable citizen.

All greatly regret the tragedy, so terrible and so useless.

SFC Michael Mitchell
Utah Army National Guard

September 1, 2005

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003). Unfortunately, I had to add the name of another friend recently. Deputy Jeffery Hewitt, Buncombe County (NC) Sheriff’s Department, E.O.W. April 4, 2004.

I want to honor all of those who gave their life in the line of duty. Although your death was many many years ago, you are still a hero.

God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti Ingle (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 9, 2004

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