Deputy Jeffrey Mitchell was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop in the area of Dillard Road and Meiss Road at approximately 3:30 am.
After contacting dispatchers and telling them he was conducting a vehicle stop, Deputy Mitchell was not heard from again. A backup deputy was sent to the scene to check on him. Deputy Mitchell was found shot once in the head by his own service weapon following a violent struggle.
Deputy Mitchell had served with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department for 9 years. He is survived by his wife and 6-year-old son.