Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Jake Mulder

O'Brien County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

End of Watch Wednesday, January 25, 1956

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Reflections for Sheriff Jake Mulder

Rest in peace Sheriff Mulder.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 11, 2020

Sheriff Mulder was my grandfather. My older brother and I would go to the jail and meet him and grandma to play and eat. O'Brien County was a lot like Mayberry, with grandma cooking for the inmates. As we grew up we would thumb through a huge scrapbook grandma kept. I got my start in law enforcement through these activities.

A couple things the blurb doesn't say is grandpa also served about 30 years as an officer and eventually Chief of Police in Sheldon, Iowa. It doesn't mention he had a hook hand after losing a hand in an industrial accident in the 20's.

I just wanted to give you a little more info on this man.

Thomas J Mulder, Chief
Viola (Illinois) Police Department

May 11, 2015

Rest in Peace, Sheriff Mulder. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 3, 2014

My grandfather was Jake Mulder. As children, my brother and I would go to the jail and were shown around. Grandma was the cook for the prisoners. I don't remember much of this, my older brother does. O'Brien County was much like the fictional Mayberry.

I have served in law enforcement for the past 37 years in many capacities. Some of my fondest memories are of reading a huge scrapbook as a child and more recently, being presented the badges he wore and his service revolver. Priceless.

Chief Tom Mulder
Viola, Il Police Department

November 6, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 54th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. .

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 25, 2012

Thank your Sir for your service and sacrifice. You are not forgotten.

Sgt. T. Henshaw
Bell Gardens Police Department, CA

December 4, 2010

So many years...God bless you and your family, yours was a sacrifice we cannot repay, but one which we will never forget.

A grateful citizen

Former PSP Civilian

August 12, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 22, 2008

Many years have passed but you are still remembered.

January 25, 2005

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