Amos Mitchell was born in Asheville, NC on November 4, 1942, to the late Nellie Ree Brice and Amos J. Mitchell, Sr.   In March, 1960 he enlisted in the Army at the age of 17.  Upon the completion of basic training, he was stationed in Germany where he met and married Renate Noe Mitchell on November 15, 1963.  His 20 years of military service includes serving in Vietnam where he received the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.  He specialized in Field Artillery and Personnel Management.  During his military career he earned his B.A. from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma.  Amos J. Mitchell, Jr. retired as Major with an Honorable Discharge in May, 1980.  After his military retirement, he pursued a career as a Financial Advisor for UBS Financial Services while serving on numerous committees including AMVETS, North Carolina Arts Council, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and Communities in Schools before retiring in December, 2005.

Following his second retirement, he traveled around the country in his Harley.  He became a member of the Blue Knights Raleigh Chapter where he served as the Events Coordinator.  His compassion to serve and generosity to give to others was in complement with the brotherhood of the Blue Knights.  Amos J. Mitchell, Jr. was greatly admired and respected by all who knew him.   Amos J. Mitchell, Jr., 67, passed away on August 16, 2010 at Duke Raleigh Hospital.

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Remembering our fallen brother Blue Knights

Jacob "Jake" Sanok

Amos J. Mitchell


International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Inc.

Raleigh/Wake County, North Carolina

Joseph "Joe" Zglinicki

A member of the Mason Dixon Conference

Joseph “Joe” Zglinicki, retired Sergeant from the Philadelphia Police Department, passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2010.  Joe was born in Philadelphia, PA on August 27, 1946 and was a retired Philadelphia Police Sergeant who had been a leader in the Detective Division and the initial Sex Crimes Unit from 1971-1993.  He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Michael G. Lutz Philadelphia Lodge 5.  Joe was an avid motorcycle rider from childhood until his last days.  He was active in the local chapter of the Blue Knights and also the Patriot Guard Riders.  Joe enjoyed the charity events of these organizations, especially those for children, and cool morning rides through back roads.

Joe was a staunch supporter of the military and a loving spouse who supported the military career of his wife, Lisa, who still continues in the United States Air Force Reserves.  He used his culinary talents to raise money for the Combined Federal Campaign and made a “mean batch of chili” for any cook-off that came along during his wife’s active duty career in Ohio.  He continued that support of the military when he joined the Patriot guard Riders in North Carolina and stood in many a flag line to show support of fallen troops.  Joe will best be remembered for his sense of humor and ability to crack a joke about anything.  He truly to make others laugh.  People remember times with him where they laughed so hard, they cried or their sides hurt.  This is how Joe will be best remembered, laughter and love.Type your paragraph here.

Jacob J. Sanok III, was born in October 1952, and grew up in Goshen New York on his family's farm. He attended and graduated from Mercy College with a degree in Criminal Justice. Jake became a police officer for the Village of Goshen in 1975 and served until his retirement in 1995. After his retirement, he and his wife Marylu, moved to Raleigh where he worked for the City-County Bureau of Identification for 16 years prior to his second retirement. Jake was a charter member of the Raleigh Blue Knights Chapter NC II and was very active in the Chapter over the years serving as Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President. Jake and Marylu were heavily involved in the Annual BKNC II Officer Down Memorial Ride and other events to support law enforcement officers and their families.  Jake enjoyed spending time with his Blue Knights family, attending many Blue Knights International Conventions and his annual trip to Culpeper Virginia for the Blue Knights Mason-Dixon Conferences each Labor Day weekend. Jake was a member of the Raleigh HOG club and served in several positions in support of the Harley Owners Group activities, most notably the Toys for Tots, through which he collected, repaired and donated bicycles for needy children.  Jake passed away at home at age 66, on March 17, 2019. Jake epitomized the Blue Knights motto of "in the Blue Knights, there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met" as he was the type person who always made friends where ever he went!