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Patrol Officer William Riley Mullins, Jr. | Yorktown Police Department, Texas Yorktown Police Department, Texas

Patrol Officer

William Riley Mullins, Jr.

Yorktown Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, July 11, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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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.

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Rest In Peace Patrol Officer William Riley (Red) Mullins Jr.. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Yorktown, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the sorry soul of your murderer! May he never receive pardon or parole. May he know no peace on this earth or in the afterlife. May he burn in hell.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
July 11, 2016


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