OFFICER ROY MITCHELL-ARLINGTON, TX PD

I HAVE A TENDENCY TO ONLY POINT OUT THE LUNACY AND OVERVIEW OF POLICE DEPARTMENTS AND, BY PROXY, THEIR OFFICERS. BY LUNACY AND OVERVIEW I DON’T MEAN TO DISPARAGE ANY OF THE FINE WORK DONE BY OUR NATIONS POLICE OFFICERS ON A DAILY BASIS. IT’S THE MEDIA AND THE POLITICIANS THAT HINDER AND SECOND GUESS OUR FINE OFFICERS.

ON THAT NOTE, I’D LIKE TO RECOGNIZE ONE OF THOSE OFFICERS FOR HIS MANY YEARS OF FAITHFUL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE GOOD CITIZENS OF ARLINGTON, TEXAS.

I’M REFERRING TO OFFICER ROY MITCHELL WHO TURNED SEVENTY (THAT’S RIGHT…SEVENTY) RECENTLY. HE’S BEEN ON PATROL FOR 36 YEARS, AND COUNTING. PRIOR TO JOINING THE RANKS OF THE ARLINGTON P.D. HE SERVED WITH THREE OTHER AGENCIES.RoyMitchell

HE HAS NO PLANS TO RETIRE. IN A RECENT INTERVIEW HE SAID HE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE IN PATROL. NEVER WANTED OR ASKED FOR A DESK JOB, ALTHOUGH ONE COULD ARGUE HE HAS DESERVED THAT RIGHT. ROY SAID AS LONG AS HIS HEALTH IS GOOD AND THE DEPARTMENT WILL ALLOW HIM HE WANTS TO REMAIN A POLICE OFFICER. HOW OFTEN DO WE SEE DEDICATION LIKE THAT?

HE SAYS HE LIKE THE EXCITEMENT OF PATROL. ANY POLICE OFFICER CAN RELATE TO THAT.

ROY LIKES TO TELL OF ALL THE FOOT CHASES HE’S INVOLVED IN…THE PROBLEM IS THAT HE DOSEN’T CATCH THAT MANY ANY MORE.

THAT’S OK ROY. THE DEPARTMENT IS LUCKY TO HAVE AN OFFICER OF YOUR STATURE AND EXPERIENCE. OH, BY THE WAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CARRY ON SIR!!

STAY SAFE, BUCKLE UP AND WEAR YOUR VEST!

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About Ken Dye

Having grown up in Missouri, Ken Dye graduated from Northeastern Missouri State University (now Truman State University) and served his country. When he returned to St. Louis, he joined the St. Louis County Police Department and served in the tactical operations unit, as an undercover narcotics and homicide detective, and with the intelligence bureaus. After 13 years, he moved to Chicago to work with the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority. He is the author of three books: two crime novels, Shadow of the Arch and Beyond the Shadow of the Arch and his new release Michael Brown, Jr. didn’t have to die, a non-fiction narrative. For more information about the author, visit www.KenJDye.com.
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