Sergeant Charles Kerry Mitchum
Loxley Police Department, Alabama
End of Watch: Monday, January 26, 2015
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: January 26, 2015
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Agency Contact Information
Police Chief Chip Cason
Loxley Police Department
2139 E Relham Avenue
Loxley, AL 36551
Phone: (251) 964-6000
Sergeant Kerry Mitchum was killed in a single vehicle crash on Oak Lane, near Highway 59, in Stapleton.
He was en route to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office firing range at approximately 3:00 pm when his department vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. He was flown the University of South Alabama Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
A Loxley police officer died Monday after being involved in a single-vehicle wreck in the Stapleton community, north of Loxley.
According to Alabama State Troopers, Sgt. Charles "Kerry" Mitchum, 57, of Loxley was driving on Oak Lane about 3 p.m. when the accident occurred. He taken by LifeFlight to the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile and later died at the hospital.
No other information was available Monday night. Despite numerous attempts, no one could be reached for comment at the Loxley Police Department.
As news of Mitchum’s death began to spread late Monday, law enforcement agencies across Baldwin County began posting messages on Facebook.
Robertsdale police posted: "The men and women of the Robertsdale Police Department extend our deepest condolences to the Loxley Police Department on the passing of Sgt. Mitchum. It was with great sadness that we learned of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the officers and loved ones affected by this tragic incident. Grief can be so hard, may the unique bond that is law enforcement help you cope. There are many in the community who will deeply mourn his passing as his was a life of service, respect, and dedication. May he rest in peace."
Orange Beach police: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Loxley Police Department and the family and friends of Sgt. Charles K. Mitchum."
Gulf Shores police: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Loxley Police Department and the family of Sgt. Mitchum."
Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office: "Our prayers go out to our Loxley Police family……"
Mitchum was named the department’s officer of the year in 2011.