Deputy Sheriff William Frederick Mullikin

Deputy Sheriff William Frederick Mullikin

Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

End of Watch Tuesday, July 14, 1981

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William Frederick Mullikin

Deputy Sheriff William Mullikin was killed in an automobile crash while responding to a reported sighting of the subject wanted for the murders of Police Officer Michael Hoing and Police Officer Wayne Rice, both of the Waterloo Police Department.

Both officers had been shot and killed two days earlier when they responded to a noise complaint at the man's home.

During the response Deputy Mullikin attempted to pass a vehicle and struck another vehicle head-on. The subject was eventually captured and sentenced to two life terms. He died in prison on March 18th, 2014.

Deputy Mullikin had served with the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office for six years.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge S7-23

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Deputy Sheriff Mullikin has a long-lasting effect on the Waterloo Community. We must remember that the fallen shall never be forgotten.
Psalm 23: 1-4
The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Mark Portz
William Mullikin Memorial Scholarship Winner

March 12, 2019

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