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Patrol Officer Asa Duke Mullis, Sr. | Valdosta Police Department, Georgia Valdosta Police Department, Georgia

Patrol Officer

Asa Duke Mullis, Sr.

Valdosta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 12, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/11/1924

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Escaped from prison

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Officer Mullis was shot and killed while chasing a suspect. He and several officers were raiding an illegal whiskey operation when one of the suspects fled on foot. Officer Mullis gave chase and as he jumped over a fence the suspect shot him. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the next day.

The suspect was apprehended by a posse early the next morning. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. He escaped from prison March 21, 1932.

Officer Mullis was survived by his wife and six children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
February 12, 2013

 

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