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

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

You were taken away when I was just 6 months old. Although, you were taken too soon I still feel like you have been apart of my life because I have been fortunate to have family that have kept your spirit alive. I have heard some great stories about you and really wish I could have personally known the sound of your voice or the sound of your laugh. Continue to R.I.P. your spirit shall always live because I will share those same stories with my children hoping they will do the same.
Love,
Shena

Shena Boykin
cousin

July 15, 2012

Hi Peter, 35 years ago today i lost the love of my life. That wasn't in the cards, we were suppose to grow old together.I think about you all the time. 35 years later your picture remain same spot so i can see you when i go to sleep and when i wake up. May you have peaceful sleep. Miss you always. Love you.

WIFE
MAE WITH LOVE

July 15, 2012

Ed- 35 years, not forgotten.
RIP

TPF/SCU
NYPD

July 15, 2012

You are not forgotten.

detective GG
NYPD

July 14, 2012

May Officer Mitchell Rest In Peace. Mae, may Mitchell and the Good Lord watch over you. God Bless.

P.O. JOE T
NYPD

July 13, 2012

May Officer Mitchell Rest In Peace. Mae, may Mitchell and the Good Lord watch over you. God Bless.

P.O. JOE T
NYPD

July 13, 2012

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