Deputy Sheriff James Joseph "Jim" Mulay

Deputy Sheriff James Joseph "Jim" Mulay

Peoria County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, May 19, 2003

James Joseph "Jim" Mulay

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.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 141

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Found not guilty

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Just sitting here and as usual was thinking about you and that night. It is weird not seeing your memorial sign up while they are doing the construction. Rest in peace old friend.

Medic. Kevin Peterson, Jr.
Rescue 33

October 24, 2018

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