Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Edward E. Mitchell

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, July 15, 1977

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Reflections for Police Officer Edward E. Mitchell

Dearest Peter didn’t want the day to pass without saying Happy Birthday to you. I miss you so much. Love you always. Mae

Mae
Wife

October 6, 2019

Uncle peter rabbit you was my favorite uncle . l wanted to be just like you when l was a young man. I will always remember your well mannered gentle but deep voice . l love you and will never forget you long as l breath air on this planet.

Julius Ceaser Davis
Davis Pest Control lnc.

July 16, 2019

Peter Rabbit,

Another year has come and gone. Time passes quickly and the years add up since you have been away please know that your family has not forgotten. We mourn all of you that have left the circle and value the pride that was instilled.

For those that visit this page from time to time.... Edward also has a memorial page maintained on Facebook.

Page name: Police Unity Tour Lehigh Valley.

Charlie Mitchell
Cousin

July 16, 2019

My Dearest Peter, The years go by but July 15 1977 doesn’t move. It was a very sad hurtful day and still is. I miss you and love you always. I know you and our son Jonsey are together.

Wife, Mae
Your loving wife Mae

July 15, 2019

I received a phone call on the 13th informing me of a blackout in New York. It brought back some many memories of your death. 24 hrs. after the blackout in 1977, we lost you. I remember the moment I watch television to see your lifeless body being wheeled into the hospital. I cried then and still cry today. You played a major role in my life and I am forever proud you call you family. Rest easy Peter.

Sorrowful submitted,
Cousin Cynthia

Cynthia Joseph
Cousin

July 15, 2019

Hi, Mr. Mitchell. This is Hubert, Eddie’s friend from Corsa Avenue. I was thirteen when you were taken from Eddie, Mrs Mitchell and us. My folks were breaking up and I was going through a hard time. I remember that you would always stop your motorcycle when you were passing our house and talk to me. It’s almost as if you knew that I was going through a difficult time. It meant a lot to me that you took the time to talk to me. I never got a chance to say thank you. I want to thank you today. I think of you every year when this day comes around. I looked up to you then, and I look up to you now. I hope that you and Eddie are happy together again.
Love,
Hubert

Hubert Akuetey
Friend of Eddie

July 15, 2019

Today I return to your page to share the legacy our beloved left behind.

This week Edwards great nephew, Jahzere Springs, completed the Youth Explorers Program. Jahzere is currently working at the 81st Precinct in Brooklyn and looking forward to becoming a Police Officer.

The Mitchell Family is honored to present Jahzere to the New York Police Department.

Edward, your living was not in vain. Rest in Paradise, until we meet again.

Cynthia Joseph
Cousin

October 12, 2018

Happy Heavenly Birthday to my beloved cousin Officer Mitchell. Not a day goes bye that I do not think of the compassion and love you had towards mankind. Continue to watch over us until be meet again.

Gone but never forgotten.

Cynthia Joseph
Cousin

October 6, 2018

My Dearest Peter, Forty one years ago today, I lost my beloved husband and best friend all at the same time. You did not come home from work. It was not suppose to happen like that.
Our beloved son join you almost four years ago. May the two of you Rest In Peace together.

Love and miss you always.

Mae
Your loving wife

July 15, 2018

Rest in PEACE my brother. Thank you for your service.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

July 15, 2017

Today marks 40 years since you made the ultimate sacrifice. God bless you, Brother. May you continue to rest in peace, may God watch over your family. Until we meet again, Ed!

SCO Kieran O'Hagan, Retired
NYS Courts

July 15, 2017

To the Mitchell family, my deepest condolences, after 39 years life won't let you forget. My name is Jeffrey Miller, we have never met, we don't know each other however we are linked forever. On July 15 1977 about 2pm in the afternoon I was driving on Fordham Rd near the Major Degan and was mistakenly picked up for the shooting of your father and husband. It took me many years to understand the depth of your pain and loss. That Friday changed your lives forever. I found this site and have read every message from Mae and Ed Jr. for many years in silence, I feel it's time to let you know I pray for your family often, and believe, because of the brave and heroic acts of Officer Mitchell, I would be humbled to meet you, so we can tell our stories.
May God bless you.
Respectfully Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

July 15, 2016

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your ID Card Photo from a 1977 Spring 3100 magazine article and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

In remembrance of your life here on earth. 38 years ago today our family suffered the lost of losing you. I will never forget the moment, second, minute on July 15, 1977 when I watch on the television your lifeless body be taking into the Hospital. It hurt as much today as it did then.

This year we participated in the Police Unity Tour, We Ride For Those Who Died. The love and respect that was shown to us by your brothers and sisters throughout the nation was superior.

I will forever keep your memory alive.

Missing you!

Cousin Cynthia

Cynthia Joseph
Cousin

July 15, 2015

Peter Rabbit,

Wow! We have arrived at this date again, July 15th...another anniversary that you are away from home.

This year, Peter was very special for our family, and especially for me. A friend who shares a unity connection celebrated your life. He rode his bike form NJ to Washington, Dc in your honor. He rode with fellow officers who keep memories alive. What a celebration of life shared.

Continue your watch over Mae and the rest of the family, which now includes Sgt Manuel Antonio Camuñas.

Love ya still,

Charlie

Charlene Mitchell
Cousin

July 15, 2015

Hello everyone, my name is Manuel Camuñas and I'm a Police Officer in Branchburg NJ. I came across this page through a dear friend of mine, Charlie Mitchell. I met Charlie a few years ago. We developed a friendship and although we don't see each other that often, when we do is as if we had seen each other the day before. She is a great person and I'm fortunate to know her.
Recently Charlie told me about this cousin of her, Eddie, who was an NYPD officer who gave the ultimate sacrifice on July 15, 1977. I have read all of the comments below and I'm honored to be allowed on this page. Seems like Eddie and his family are a great bunch of people.

On May 9th of this year, I will be riding in the Police Unity Tour, Chapter 1 Challenge ride for the second time along with 1800 officers from around the country. I will be riding my bicycle from New Jersey to Washington DC in honor of ALL who paid the ultimate price while protecting us. This year will be special, since I will be riding to honor NYPD Ofc. Edward E. Mitchell. Our estimated arrival date in Washington DC is May 12th at approx. 2pm.

Thank you for allowing me to post this and may you all be well.

RIP Ofc. Edward E. Mitchell

Sgt. Manuel A. Camuñas
Branchburg Twp. PD

February 15, 2015

Peter Rabbit,

As you know Edward, Jr, our Jonesy, has joined you in slumber. He left us on November 22, 2014...a day before my mom's 1st anniversary. They both have marked my calendar, that I never will forget them.

Meantime, Mae gained another angel to watch over her. I pray that she will find solace in knowing Jonesy suffers no more, and rests well with you.

Love you family,

Charlie

Charlene Mitchell
Cousin

December 10, 2014

Edward, although I never knew you I can tell you have people here on earth filled with love for you.

P.O. Paul Eversman
NYPD

July 15, 2014

My heart hurts today and my eyes welled up with tears as I learned about P.O. Edward "Peter" Mitchell. On the sad anniversary of his loss, I read the words of his awesome wife Mae, pledging her enduring love and never, ever, letting him go. And his son, Ed Jr., I give you a huge hug, you make your Pop very, very, very, proud for sure. You must be a great guy too. Any man would consider himself blessed beyond our wildest dreams to have such loyal and loving souls like you two for a wife and son. We must never let his memory fade away, you must teach and remind those who never knew him of who he was and what happened, and keep him ever present in your family. God Bless you Mae and Ed Jr., and God Bless you Police Officer Edward Mitchell Sr., NYPD.

Detective
N.Y.P.D MCS

July 15, 2014

Hi, Peter.

It is almost that time again for remembrance. Years have passed but your family still misses you. We miss your smile. We miss your laughter. I always loved telling people that I had a cousin named Peter Rabbit! What amusement for some but for me, you were my BIG cousin that I adored...

I am sure you know that my Mom, Katie, (Aunt Tea) took the journey home in November of 2013. Like you, I miss her so much!

As always, I am keeping your family, Mae and Edward in my prayers. As this anniversary nears, they too will feel the pain anew in missing you.

Love you then, and love you still, Peter Rabbit,

Charlene

Charlie Mitchell
Cousin

July 13, 2014

Such a kind sweet caring soul. Peter, the loving husband and father and hero will never be forgotten. It is a testament to a great man, who unbeknownst to him, touched so many. I am honored to have met him. My prayers and thoughts go out to your lovely wife, son and granddaughter.

Will always remember him

October 6, 2013

THAT WAS SUCH A SAD SAD DAY. HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED.

MABLE MCKNIGHT
COUSIN

July 16, 2013

MY True Love...Peter its been 36 years ago today that you went to work and did not come home to me. I have not and will not forget.I miss you dearly. Love you always.

Mae
Wife

July 15, 2013

Peter Rabbit,

Another year has passed since your leaving and it still saddens me to know that you are no longer here. I know in my heart that you never left and have watched and protected Mae and Edward all these years. I know that you have been at every family event...watching and loving us the only way you could.

You are gone my cousin but never will you be forgotten.

Charlie Mitchell
Family / Cousin

July 15, 2013

Edward

36 years- not forgotten.
RIP

TPF/SCU
NYPD

July 15, 2013

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