Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 15 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to life
Officer William Mullins was shot and killed by a DUI suspect after a brief chase.
Officer Mullins had been notified via his radio to be on the lookout for an intoxicated driver arriving into Yorktown from Cuero. He stopped the vehicle and was checking the license and registration and had returned to his cruiser to call for backup when the suspect sped away. Officer Mullins chased him to his residence where Officer Mullins notified dispatch that he needed backup transport for the suspect to Cuero County Jail. Deputy Sheriff Glen Boldt was dispatched.
In the meantime, Officer Mullins exited his vehicle to speak to a a relative of the suspect and and as both approached the suspect, the suspect opened fire, striking Officer Mullins in the head and chest. Deputy Boldt arrived and found Officer Mullins on the ground and immediately called for an ambulance and assistance; Officer Mullins was transported to the Yorktown Memorial Hospital where he died that evening.
The suspect was apprehended by Deputy Ronnie Adams on the scene and originally sentenced to death but the sentence was commuted to life in prison after appeal. He is eligible for parole but has been denied at every hearing.
Officer Mullins had been with the agency for 15 years and had previously served with the United States Air Force. He was survived by his wife, four children, parents, and three siblings.