Thousands of people were expected to pay tribute to Officer Mitchell at a memorial service and procession

Thousands of law enforcement officers from across the state and country are expected to honor Minneapolis Police Officer Jamal Mitchell, who was killed on May 30 in the line of duty.

Following the hour-long service at Maple Grove Senior High School, there will be a procession of emergency vehicles that will follow the route — primarily I-94, 494 and Highway 62 — from the school to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Flowers decorate the memorial for murdered Minneapolis police officer Jamal Mitchell outside the 5th Precinct on June 5 in Minneapolis.

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Law enforcement officials say those wishing to observe should do so safely, from streets parallel to highways. The procession is scheduled to start just after 2 p.m

Mitchell, 36, was hired by the Minneapolis Police Department in 2022. He moved to Minnesota about five years ago and lived in Minneapolis with his longtime partner, Tori Myslajek, with whom he raises four children, ages four, seven and nine, and 20 years old.

Prior to joining MPD, Mitchell was a real estate agent in his hometown of New Haven, Connecticut.

Although he only served a few years as an officer, Mitchell’s personnel records show that he made an immediate impact.

The file includes a thank-you letter that Mitchell received in October 2023. The writer of the letter claims that a masked person stole their purse.

Jamal Mitchell and Tori Myslajek pose for a photo with their children.

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“It was a terrifying situation,” they wrote. “The officer who responded to our ID number 4819 could not have been more comforting, caring and effective in combating the theft. He spent a long time with us, always demonstrating the highest professionalism and care. I felt that what happened to me was important and worth his time and knowledge. The Minneapolis Police Department is lucky to have him on their force!”

BCA is investigating the deaths of two men shot in a south Minneapolis apartment, which prompted the first call for help. He is also investigating the shooting by officers who killed the man who shot Mitchell.