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

My dearest Peter, today is 47 years that you been gone from me. July 15 1977 was an entire life changing day and I couldn’t do anything about it. I love you and I always will.
Today we were with your family and my family in blue at your precinct. They did a wonderful memorial service for you. I know
You were watching and smiling. I miss your beautiful smile.
You are forever in my heart. Rest in peace.


July 15, 2024

Another year, Ed. You will never be forgotten. You were a great cop. Rest in eternal peace, Brother.

Kieran O’Hagan, Sr Court Officer (Ret)
NYS Courts

July 13, 2024

I worked with Eddy that day
Rest in peace brother

Chris Fahl
34 pct

July 4, 2024

Dear Peter, wanted to say Happy Birthday to you in Heaven. You are always in our thoughts and conversations. Love and miss you always.

Mae Mitchell

October 6, 2023


Never met you, but know so much about you. You blood, your spirit, and your name continue to carry through me. Words can’t explain how there are days that I say “I wonder what our relationship would have been like?” I sometimes wonder how much of you I truly am.

Today marks a day you left us. But know your legacy continues through me, and your great grand children. I say my name with so much honor, knowing that you were so selfless to society. Giving your life. I do my best to live a selfless life everyday. Simple because it’s who we are. I hope you know your amazing wife, has shown incredible strength over all these years. It’s allowed me to truly be who I want to be. Understanding my place in the world.

Thank you! I love you!

Eddie Mitchell III

July 15, 2023

Dearest Peter, another year today when you were taken from me. All you did was go to work and did not come home, just like that. It’s a hard pill to swallow even 46 years later,
Yesterday your family in Blue gave you memorial service at the new 34th precinct and we were invited. It was a wonderful tribute to you. I know you were watching and smiling your big smile down on us because being a NYC Policeman was your dream.
Peter I will always love and remember you. Rest in peace with our son.


July 15, 2023

Happy Birthday my dearest Peter. Love you always. You are never forgotten. Rest In Peace.


October 6, 2022

God bless you, rest peacefully my brother.

Ret. P.O

July 16, 2022

My dearest Peter, 45 years ago today, you went to work and that was the end. I still have a hard time believing it. I had to say something to you today when my life change so drastically. I love you and think of you all the time. I’m in same house and every time I look out back I see your smiling face. Always yours


July 15, 2022

I can't believe it's 45 years, Brother. May you continue to rest in eternal peace. I will never forget your guidance in the right direction when I was growing up in the Heights, or your laughter at some of the dumb things I said as a teen. Because of what you taught me, I made sure I never tarnished my shield.

Ret, Sr. Court Officer Kieran O'Hag
New York State Courts

July 15, 2022

My beloved Peter, had to say Happy Birthday and that I will love you always. Miss you.


October 6, 2021

My Dearest Peter, July 15 1977 is a day you cannot forget even if you tried. That day my life changed and has never been same since.
Love you Always.


July 15, 2021

God bless you and keep your family safe ! A hero is never forgotten . May you Rest In Peace and watch over your family

Ret. Po ohara
Nypd mounted ( retired )

July 15, 2021

Dearest Peter, Happy Birthday to you. Miss you always. Think about you and that big smile all the time. Love you


October 6, 2020

As always.... with love!

Charlie Mitchell aka Charlene

July 18, 2020

My dear Peter, July 15 1977 is a date engraved on my brain. I cannot forget even if I tried. I love and miss you daily. Rest In Peace.


July 16, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace thank you for your service

Mark Mottola

July 15, 2020

I woke up this morning not wanting to return to work in the middle of this pandemic, however thanking God for the opportunity to see another day is a blessing within itself. Then, I’m reminded of the day we lost you. Even though your time on earth was cut short, the impact you made will live on forever.

Rest Easy Peter!!!
Forever My Hero!

Cynthia Joseph, Cousin

July 15, 2020

Officer Mitchell, on the 43rd anniversary of your passing, you’re still remembered. Thank you for your service to the NYPD. Rest easy sir.

None H McCarthy

July 15, 2020

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


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

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

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.

Hubert Akuetey
Friend of Eddie

July 15, 2019

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