Remembering Officer Jamal Mitchell

On May 30, 2024, Minneapolis Police Department Police Officer Jamal Mitchell lost his life in the line of duty.

One of Minneapolis' finest

Minneapolis Police Officer Jamal Mitchell is a hero. On May 30, the Minneapolis Police Department lost Jamal, one of its finest, in the line of duty.

Jamal was born Feb. 12, 1988. He was a fiancé, a father and a son. He made the ultimate sacrifice protecting his city and community. His selfless actions will not be forgotten.

Read words from Minneapolis Chief of Police, Brian O'Hara

Public Safety memorial service

On Tuesday, June 11, a memorial service honoring fallen Officer Mitchell took place at Maple Grove Senior High School.

Watch the entire service

Officer Jamal Mitchell

How to donate

A donation fund has been set up for the family of Officer Jamal Mitchell. The Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, Law Enforcement Labor Services (LELS), and the Minneapolis Peace and Police Officers Association (MMPOA) are partnering to collect donations. Any contributions through the fund will go directly to the family of Officer Mitchell.   

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Words from the Minneapolis Chief of Police

"Jamal was just 36 years old, a father, son, fiancée, friend, and a member of the Minneapolis Police Department since 2022.

I am angry and deeply hurt by such a senseless and violent attack on Minneapolis’ Finest. 

I knew Jamal. I had the distinct honor of swearing in Jamal as a Minneapolis police officer. Shortly after hitting the street, I commended and honored him for running into a burning house in the 5th Precinct to rescue an elderly couple. 

He loved the job, he loved the Minneapolis Police, and he was faithful to the oath he swore unto his death. Jamal was engaged to be married. Jamal died a hero, and like police officers in Minneapolis here and everywhere, he was one of the few who have the courage to stand up and answer the call every single day. He died doing what we asked him to do for the rest of us. 

Jamal died doing what society asks all police officers to do. He did his job, and he was loyal to his oath until his death. There is no more honorable service one can provide,” said Minneapolis Chief of Police Brian O’Hara.