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Texas Deputy Killed, Suspect In Custody After Stand-off

August 02, 2012  | 

Photo courtesy of Reagan County S.O.
Photo courtesy of Reagan County S.O.

The man who allegedly shot a Reagan County (Texas) Sheriff's deputy and barricaded himself in his home was taken into custody Thursday, after SWAT officers entered the rear of the residence.

Deputy Josh Mitchell was fatally shot Wednesday night, after he arrived at the house near 11th and Main streets in Big Lake to talk to Marcus Madison. The 43-year-old Madison has a long criminal history, reports the San Angelo Standard Times.

Texas Rangers and officials from the Reagan County Sheriff's Office, Big Lake Police Department, Texas Highway Patrol, and Midland Police Department were among agencies involved in the response.

The line-of-duty death is the first for the agency, according to ODMP.

Comments (8)

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Frank Kelly @ 8/2/2012 6:22 PM

Blessed be the Peace Makers for they will be called children of God!!! Rest in peace Josh....

Frank Kelly @ 8/2/2012 6:22 PM

Blessed be the Peace Makers for they will be called children of God!!! Rest in peace Josh....

taccop86 @ 8/2/2012 7:29 PM

Rest in Peace, Deputy Mitchell, we'll take it from here. My prayers go out to the family, friends and the Reagan County Sheriff's Office who must try to understand this senseless tragedy. May God's peace comfort you at this time.

Josh @ 8/3/2012 2:22 AM

Almost everytime I come on this site I read about another fallen hero. Many of these stories don't make the national news and that is a shame. I hope Deputy Mitchells' family and friends get through this with the least amount of pain as possible.

Tom Felton @ 8/3/2012 8:47 AM

RIP Deputy Mitchell. You are a hero to many!

Capt David-retired LA Cou @ 8/3/2012 12:34 PM


[email protected] @ 8/3/2012 6:02 PM

Very sad, Another Officer killed by a dirtbag with a "long criminal history" It's a shame this pos isn't history. My condolences to Deputy Mitchells family and his brothers and sisters in blue. Please stay safe.

Sheriff R.H.Beltner @ 8/4/2012 8:33 PM

RIP Deputy Mitchell May God wrap his blessed arms around your family and friends,and bring comfort to them all!! Prayers to his Sheriff and fellow officers,peace and protection to each of you. Sheriff R.H.Beltner,Taylor Co.Sheriffs Office,Grafton,Wv.

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