Deputy Sheriff James Joseph Mulay

Deputy Sheriff James Joseph Mulay

Peoria County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, May 19, 2003

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James Joseph Mulay

Deputy Sheriff Jim Mulay was killed when his patrol car was broadsided by a vehicle being driven by an intoxicated driver at 1:00 am.

He 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 subject was found not guilty of all charges.

Deputy Mulay had served with the Peoria County Sheriff's Office 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

drunk driver

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Oh Jim.... you are constantly in my thoughts... You are dearly missed each and every day... RIP my friend... I can’t hardly believe it has been 16 years... I remember exactly where I was when that news aired and I remember the horrifying shock I felt....

Julie Barrow
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May 20, 2019

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