Deputy Sheriff John Mullen Sack

Deputy Sheriff John Mullen Sack

Peoria County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, October 1, 1987

John Mullen Sack

Deputy John Sack was shot and killed while serving a warrant on a man for a code violation for not cutting his grass.

Deputy Sack told the man to get his ATM card so that he could post bail. As Deputy Sack exited the residence to wait for the man he was shot in the back. The suspect was shot and killed in the ensuing standoff.

Deputy Sack had served with the Peoria County Sheriff's Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife, son and two daughters.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 134

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Deputy Sack'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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