Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # 141
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Found not guilty
Deputy James Mulay was killed when his patrol car was broadsided by a vehicle being driven by an intoxicated driver at 1:00 am.
Deputy Mulay was on patrol when the suspect vehicle entered the intersection at Cedar Hills Bridge and Old Galena Road. The drunken driver struck Deputy Mulay's patrol car on the passenger side and he suffered fatal injuries.
The suspect was apprehended and charged with reckless homicide and driving while intoxicated. In September 2004, the suspect was found not guilty of all charges.
Deputy Mulay had served with the Peoria County Sheriff's Department for seven years. He was the supervisor of the agency's Explorer Post and a member of its Emergency Response Team. He was survived by his wife, two young sons, parents and a brother.