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Deputy Sheriff James Joseph Peoria County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

Deputy Sheriff

James Joseph "Jim" Mulay

Peoria County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, May 19, 2003

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 141

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Found not guilty

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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.

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Deputy Mulay's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 10-3-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police
October 3, 2017


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