Deputy
Paul Winfield Mitchell
Lake County Sheriff's Department
Saturday, June 12, 1999

Age: 24
Served: 1 year
Badge #: 419
Military Service:
Panel 49E, Line 21
Panel L2, Line 1

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Automobile accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, June 12, 1999
04:22 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
State Road 2 at Austin Street
Incident County:
Lake
Incident Township:
West Creek
Weapon Used:

Suspect Info:

Burial Location:
Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville

   Deputy Paul Mitchell was killed in a single-car accident while responding to an alarm call at U.S. 41 and State Road 2.

   While traveling westbound on State Road 2 at Austin Street during a heavy rainstorm, his cruiser slid off the south side of the roadway and crashed into a guardrail which pierced the driver's side door. Deputy Mitchell was transported to St. Anthony Medical Center in Crown Point where he was pronounced dead.

   Deputy Mitchell was survived by his sister and parents.