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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, You will never be forgotton. I see your beautiful smile that i loved so much all the time.I miss and i will always love you.


July 4, 2012


You have been absent from the family a long time now, but believe me cousin, you are still live in my heart.

A few days ago in the sleepy borough of Freemansburg where I grew up, another young officer lost his life. As always, you are my first thought when an officer is mortally wounded.


I remembered all the visions I had of an impending sadness. All those days before you left, filled with tears and no understanding of why. I saw you leaving but God did not tell me whom he had chosen to be by his side. I re-lived the moment of learning you were gone.

I miss you today more than ever because the young officer was much like you. Gentle. Sweet. Man with a ready smile that came naturally.

His family is now beginning the journey that Mae and little Edward had to travel those many moons ago. My heart now aches for them and feels heavy because
remembering is bittersweet.

Love you Peter Rabbit,



August 13, 2011

untill today I have not been able to think about that day, I remember Eddy and Johnny...remember that long trip south and how wonderful his family were and the community that made us feel at home.

P.O. Pablo J. de la Torre
retired NYPD

July 21, 2011

34 years ago today, God saw fit to bring you home to his kingdom and I still never really accepted that. They say only the good die young and Dad you were the best. I can only hope that you would be proud of the person that i've become because i am extremely proud to have a man like you as my father. Mom has been my strength and I could not have been more blessed to have the two of you as my parents. Can't forget, won't forget, always and forever, you son, Edward, Jr.

Edward E Mitchell, Jr.

July 15, 2011

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.

To Mae and Edward Jr, your love for Edward Sr and the fact that you still honor him here warms my heart. He would be proud of you both for your strength and devotion, no doubt.

You are in my prayers.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

March 7, 2011

Edward Jr, Stay strong,Youre Dad was the best and Im sure youre not far behind.

Phoenix Police

October 17, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty-third 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 line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 15, 2010

Dearest Peter Today is our wedding anniversary. Forty seven years and I just wanted to say happy anniversary. I love and I will always love you. I miss you so much.

Your wife Mae

Mae Mitchell

November 26, 2009

You know they say that time heals all wounds, but again here I am questioning why? That day just remains so vivid that i'll never be able to put it to rest. Wish you were here, could really use that shoulder to lean on right about now. Talk to you later. Your Son, Edward, Jr.

Edward E. Mitchell, Jr.

July 28, 2009


Officer Robertson
Kenbridge Police Department

July 26, 2009

My beloved Peter, Thirty two years ago today you went to work and didnot come back. It seem like a long time ago,but to me it feels like yesterday. I miss you so much. I will always love you. Your Wife Mae

Mae Mitchell

July 15, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Mitchell and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

July 13, 2009

Hi Peter Happy fourth of July. Miss you as always.Its hard looking at your picture on this page, it was not suppose to be their. I wish you could have seen your granddaughter. She is lively and talkative like you. You are always in my thoughts. Love you always


July 4, 2009

Officer Mitchell your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 27, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice OFFICER MITCHELL. You are a true hero to all of us and will never be forgotten.


January 22, 2008

"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 whos 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 2, 2008

My Dearest Belove Peter, Today mark 30 years you took a hole in your heart and left me. It also mark 30 years that I have walked around with a hole in my heart that never healed. I made a lot of stupid mistakes trying to heal the pain that never took place. I talk about you all the time,especialiy the first kiss with my girlfriend. I will always love you. Thanks for loving and understanding me.
Your Wife forever


July 15, 2007

They say nothing stays the same but death is eternal and 30 years ago today still remains to be the worse day of my life. Though you are not physically here with us, your spirit and memory will be forever present and well represented by your loved ones with the same class and dignity that defined your very being. So until we meet again, I'll keep you in my heart and let you be my guide because I know one day we will stand side by side. Love you, miss you, can't forget, won't forget, forever grateful,your son, Edward, Jr.

Edward Mitchell, Jr.

July 15, 2007

God Speed, Brother.

P.O.K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

December 27, 2006

I have been honored to spend the majority of my career in Washington Heights. In the mid 1990's, I responded to a call of a minor ceiling collapse on I believe West 157th Street or thereabouts. An elderly black lady needed a report taken to a claim with the Housing Authority. As I was taking this report, I get into a very nice conversation with this woman. A very fine person, very kind and well spoken. She goes on to tell me that her grandson was a police officer, named Eddie Mitchell. She then pointed to a picture of him on a night-table. I asked her, "That name rings a bell. Why is that name familiar?" And she tells me that he was killed in the line of duty in 1977 as a cop at the 34th Precinct. Here it was, a cop murdered in my very own Precinct, and I could hardly recognize the name. Needless to say, I was embarrassed beyond belief, and ashamed that a hero Police Officer who gave his life in the line of duty had not been remembered by a Cop in the verry same Precinct.

Since that time, I have made it a point to research all Cops killed in the Line of Duty wherever I work. While researching Officer Mitchell, I found that he was well respected by his peers.

God bless his family.

Captain Andrew DeStefano

December 22, 2006

WOW! I must say not only is it an honor to to be named after my father, but after you! It's almost like a legacy that I live with and carry around everyday of my life. I don't know you as well as well as those that lived their lives with you and grew up with you, but i feel as if you were in my life the whole time. Close friends and family say I'm a spitting image of you. Personality and charm! the whole package. I just wish you were around to see the growing me and my sister have done. Thanks for the motivation that you provide in my heart. Love ya!

Edward Earl Robinson III

July 25, 2006

You know, I thought I had expressing my thoughts and feelings on paper down to a science, but when it comes to you, its a completely different ballgame. Another year has passed and it still seems like losing you just happened yesterday. I find it unfortunate that the worse day of my life remains so crystal clear. Everyday I find myself questioning why you were taken from us and unsatisfied with the answers that I come up with. Bottom line is that I will never understand why, but I must accept it and press on in your memory. Thank you for your guidance and the sacrifices you made for me. I love you, I miss you and I will definitely see you again. Thank you to others who have left reflections. It is greatly appreciated.

Edward E Mitchell, Jr.

July 16, 2006

I never forgot you, old friend. Thanks for helping me walk the straight line when growing up in the Heights. I wear my shield in your honor, Ed.

God bless.

SCO Kieran O'Hagan
NYS Courts

December 13, 2005

Hey Dad.It's been 28 years since Mom and I lost you, yet it seems like it was just yesterday. There's not a day that goes by that we don't think about you. I find myself picturing what you would look like now and just seeing you and Mom living your lives together. I have a loving wife, and you and Mom have two beautiful grandkids. My son is 19 and my daughter is 7. They know all about you. Wish you were here to see them, but I know you are up in heaven keeping watch on all of us. Miss you,love you and we'll talk again real soon. Can't forget, won't forget. Your Son, Edward,Jr.

Edward E. Mitchell,Jr.

July 14, 2005

I was working that shift in a adjourning sector. Eddy was a brave cop. He always had a friendly smile. I don't think there was a mean bone in his body. We traveled to Eddy's home town in Virginia to bury him. Fifty friends on a rented bus.
We miss you Eddy.

Chris Fahl

October 18, 2003

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