Pat Mitchell was a reserve officer with the Eureka Police Department. On December 1st, 1974 during the evening hours Pat and another off-duty Eureka police officer were responding to a burglar alarm call during a time when a violent riot was taking place in another part of town. They responded because no on-duty units were available.
A citizen pulled out from a stop sign and the car in which Pat was a passenger collided with it. The car caught fire and Pat perished in the flames.
Pat Mitchell’s dedication to duty will not be forgotten.