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Patrol Officer Louie Gordon Mizelle

Anchorage Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch Tuesday, June 6, 1989

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Louie Gordon Mizelle

Every time I drive Mountain View Drive, I recall every moment of call. I was Lou's patrol sergeant. One of the very few times in my life that I deeply wanted to end another's life, and still question my choice as the call progressed.

Sgt. George R Boatright
Anchorage Police Department

February 3, 2024

I remember you from crime stoppers. I had information on a case you were working on.


December 19, 2023

Louie another year has gone by and I think of you often. You were a good man, a friend and brother veteran. May God bless you and your family!!!

Corporal Jon Strickland
Spokane PD (Ret)

June 5, 2023

Louie and I taught together at the Security Police Academy at Lackland AFB and Camp Bullis in 1975-79. When I came to Elmendorf AFB we reconnected. Louie was a great friend. After I retired and time went by we lost contact. I searched for him for years until I finally found him in the APD Memorial Site. Too late to renew our friendship. My loss. RIP, my Brother!

MSgt Ed Pogue
Retired USAF Security Policeman

May 8, 2023

I served with Louie at Elmendorf AFB. We were both military police. All these years later I still think of him all the time. He taught me how to shoot a pistol and he did such a great job that we both went to the worldwide championships at Lackland AFB, TX in 1980.

I miss you Louie!

Tony Wasion
USAF Military Police

March 2, 2023

33 years ago tomorrow you were taken from us all too soon. You are sorely missed my military and police brother. Writing this brings tears to my eye. God speed my friend, you are not forgotten. On a nice note, I am now in contact with your daughter. You would be so proud of her my brother.

Cpl Jon Strickland
Spokane PD (Ret)

June 5, 2022

I never met Officer Mizelle but I am part of a committee working to improve the park in his name. A recent project by the State Dept. of Transportation and Anchorage's Transportation Planning Agency, AMATS, improved the trail, landscaping and signage in the park. Donations from the Anchorage Police Department Association, Cops for Community, Mountain View Community Council, Anchorage Park Foundation and Neighborworks Alaska went to hire a muralist, Andrew Garcia, to re-do the mural on the back of the E&S Diversified Services building that faces the park. The building space was donated by the building's owner, longtime entrepreneur Mayfield Evans. The park is part of a popular loop trail called the Moose Loop that connects all of Anchorage together. Every time we are here we remember Officer Louie G. Mizelle.

Civilian, Diana Rhoades
Anchorage Park Foundation

September 9, 2021

Louie Gordon was my second cousin, and sadly, I never had the chance to meet him. I remember my grandmother screaming when she received the phone call from Uncle Wesley with the terrible news. She and my grandfather were so proud of him- my granddad was also an Air Force MP, and they told me about Lou quite often. I am privileged to be related to someone who made such a difference in the lives of so many.
Lou: Thank you for your service to our nation, and for sacrificing your life as police officer.
You sounded like a Wilson through and through, and I know I get to meet you on the other side.

Jen Myers, Denver Colorado

July 18, 2021

You are not forgotten my friend. I still have many good memories of us together in the USAF at Elmendorf. A friend of mine just visited APD last month and you have a precinct named after you and a golf tournament. You were a great guy and I will never forget

Corporal Jon Strickland (RET)
Spokane P.D.

June 12, 2021

I didn't live in Anchorage at the time of Officer Mizelle's murder, but I do get to reflect on his life and his impact at the Louie G Mizelle Park in Mountain View. It's a small, pocket park that connects some important trails through the neighborhood. I'm involved with a group of community organizations to improve the park and update the mural. We just did a neighborhood clean-up event there this weekend, and will continue to work to have a safe, vibrant neighborhood park in this community. I just wanted to share this to show his memory lives on even to those who did not know him.

civilian, Lindsey Hajduk
NeighborWorks Alaska

May 24, 2021

I was there that horrible day. I was in 4th grade, staying the night at a friends house. I was directly across the street, we weren't allowed to leave, because we were in the line of fire. We had to stay on the floor all night. My friends aunt played uno with us as a distraction. I remember passing the phone to the officer outside the window, because my mom insisted on coming to get me. He told her that she absolutely could not come get me and she was so angry and scared. A police officer had been killed already, they weren't taking any chances. When I heard who it was the next day, I was even more devastated. Officer Mizelle had been to my school that same year. Over 30 years later, I still think back to when I met him, and the night he was killed a few feet away. Never forgotten, Officer Lou Mizelle, RIP always

Civilian, Chelsie DeVore
Remember a good man

March 24, 2021

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 25, 2020

It has been almost 49 years eersince we last saw each other, Louie, and over 30 since we last spoke. I deeply regret that we were not able to keep that get together to catch up on old times
You have never been forgotten, you are missed, and always will be.

Robin Frazier
Topsoil High class of 1971 and fellow vet

June 6, 2020

I cannot believe it has been 31 years Louie. You are still in my heart and are sorely missed. You were an awesome person and it was an honor knowing you

Jon R. Strickland, Corporal (Ret)
Spokane P.D.

June 5, 2020

You are not forgotten Louie. I still miss you.

Corporal Jon Strickland (Ret)
Spokane P.D.

June 30, 2019

It’s so hard to believe it’s been thirty years! I look back fondly to the time we served together in the Air Force. We had some great times together. Rest In Peace my friend!

Douglas Wilkinson, Assistant Director
Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice-Ret.

June 17, 2019

Officer Mizelle,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with wth the USAF during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 6, 2019

Louie, its been over 30 years since I worked with you, acting out crime scenes for the weekly "Crimestoppers". You had a passion for policing, and for being on the golf course. I miss you.

Officer James Conley
Anchorage Police Department

June 5, 2019

I remember meeting and working with Louie a few times when I was a Law Enforcement Specialist stationed at Elmendorf, AFB. I'll always remember that he was one of the few civilian Law Enforcement Officers that never judged military to be any different. Louie was friendly and outgoing and an excellent example to all. I remember my sorrow and outrage when I learned that the man responsible for Louie's death, MIchael Washington, was someone I had apprehended some months prior for trespassing on Elmendorf and assaulting two LES. I recently came across this site as I was working on a song and video tribute to fallen Law Enforcement Officers. My condolences belatedly to Louie's family and my wishes that Louie's spirit rests in peace.

Randall La Claire

March 29, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 29th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 6, 2018

Louie my older brother I don't think there's a day goes by that I don't think about you. I wish I could turn back time and be able to have stoped what happen to you. I was supposed to been coming up and see my brother that summer but he was taken from us before I could get there. There is not enough space to right all that I want to say, I'm writing this with water running down my face wishing I could see you again. It seems that people have to die to become a hero, but you where a hero long before that. I want to thank all that has commented here. I know you are making our mother, father and many others laugh ( Donald Duck )To my brother Louie you will never be forgotten I love and miss you. I think I speak for our three sisters as well.

Alliston ( Buddy ) Mizelle

February 8, 2018

Lou, I was one of Erin’s close friend and I remember you always making us Kids giggle. You brought so much delight and is always look forward to your funny shenanigans when you’d arrive home. Your death was the first death I truly experienced as a child and I didn’t want to let go of you or the memories. I still think about you often! Blessings to your family!

Family Friend

November 25, 2017

Louie, another year has passed, but Rest in Peace knowing you have not been forgotten. I have thought of you many times this past year and I remember your quick wit and wonderful personality. It was a pleasure knowing you. May God Bless your family and your friends!!

Jon R. Strickland, Corporal (Ret)
Spokane PD/Friend

June 5, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 6, 2015

Louie, it has been 26 years since you left us. I have not forgotten and miss your wonderful personality. May God bless you and your family. We had many very good days together in the U.S. Air Force.

Jon R. Strickland, Corporal (Ret)
Spokane Police Department

June 5, 2015

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