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Former Alamogordo resident, Arthur Mitchell Sutton, Jr., 53, died near his home in Acayucan, Mexico, on May 3, 2016.

Mitch grew up in Alamogordo and graduated from Alamogordo High School in 1981. He then moved to Albuquerque, where he met and married the love of his life, Gretchen Anderson. They were married on June 26, 1998. Mitch graduated from Western New Mexico State University Police Academy at the top of his class. His career eventually led him to work as a Police Officer Trainer for the U.S. Department of State in Mexico.

Mitch was a beloved husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He was a giving person, willing to do anything for a friend. He had a magnetic personality, and was an excellent storyteller. Mitch had a passion for reading, loved his motorcycle, and was known for his intelligence. He held several degrees in various martial arts.

He is survived by his wife, Gretchen Sutton; mother, Luisa Sutton; sister, Yvette Hubbard; and nephew, Nicholas Hubbard.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Mitchell Sutton, Sr.

A Memorial Service for Mitch will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 2 p.m., at the Rick WilliamSon Residence, 32 Ivy Lane, La Luz, NM. Please join the family in celebrating his life and mourning his death.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mitch's honor to the NRA.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 10 to June 9, 2016
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