Chief William Thomas Mull

Chief William Thomas Mull

McCaysville Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, March 5, 1955

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William Thomas Mull

Chief Mull was accidentally shot and killed while assisting in the search of a rape suspect near the Georgia - Tennessee border. The suspect was located in a deep gully and taken into custody. As one of the officers climbed out of the gully his weapon fell to the ground and discharged. The round struck Chief Mull, causing a fatal wound.


  • Age 67
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Chief Mull, it's heartbreaking that you were denied retirement due to an accident, though regardless of the reason, it's a sad tragedy for all who knew and loved you best, and of course the Officer who's firearm discharged. No doubt he lived with a heavy heart for the rest of his life.

On this 66th anniversary of that awful event, I just want to say that you have NOT been forgotten. May you continue to Rest in Peace and God Bless, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

March 5, 2021

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