Portrait of Metro-Dade Police Department officer Johnny Edward Mitchell.

Portrait of Metro-Dade Police Department officer Johnny Edward Mitchell.


Image Number

  • PR20227

Year

  • 1970 or 1971

Series Title

General Note

  • Born on February 2, 1942, in Durham, North Carolina. Joined the U.S. Air Force after graduating high school and while stationed at Langley AFB in Virginia he met and married Dorothy Eachin. Later stationed at Clark AFB in the Philippines where he flew in and out of Vietnam. His last station was at Homestead AFB before being discharged in 1969 with the rank of staff sergeant. He worked briefly as a mechanic for National Airlines in Miami before joining the Metro-Dade Police Dept. in May of 1970. On July 22, 1971, he was critically injured in an auto crash as he attempted to join in a chase by taking a "short-cut" heading north in a southbound traffic lane. He remained in a coma for 5 months before he died on December 31, 1971. His name is inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Memorial (East Wall, Panel 25, Line 14) in Washington, D.C.

Rights

Title of Work

  • Forgotten Heroes: Police Officers Killed in Dade County

Additional Creator

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - col. - 7 x 5 in.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Portrait of Metro-Dade Police Department officer Johnny Edward Mitchell. 1970 or 1971. Color photoprint, 7 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/13758>, accessed 20 April 2019.

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Portrait of Metro-Dade Police Department officer Johnny Edward Mitchell. 1970 or 1971. Color photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 20 Apr. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/13758>.

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