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Patrol Officer William Riley Mullins, Jr.

Yorktown Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, July 11, 1976

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Reflections for Patrol Officer William Riley Mullins, Jr.

Rest in peace Patrol Officer Mullins.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 17, 2020

First officer on the scene. Arrested and transported suspect to jail

Glenn Boldt Deputy Sheriff
DeWitt County Sheriff Dept

July 15, 2018

I was with the Yorktown Police Department for about 8 months. I learned about Officer Mullins a few weeks before our department closed for good. Myself and my peers did not know this story, but learned as much as we could and got with Chief Nobles (ret) to get some first hand knowledge. We will be remembering this Officer in our prayers and on Tue 5/15/18 for the Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Deputy J Cockroft
Dewitt County Sheriff's Office

May 9, 2018

Dear Dad,
2017 has passed and we miss you so much. You have and will always be a big part of our lives. Michelle, Tutti, and Billy along with all the grandkids and great grandkids. We talk about you all the time and what you sacrificed. I come here to see the nice things folks write and leave for you. People that you had some type of influence on all those years ago. I celebrated 30 years with Home Depot and still work in the Loss Prevention Dept. You take care and know we love you.

Love, Michael

William Michael Mullins
Son of W.R.Mullins EOW 7/11/1976

December 23, 2017

Hey Red, Tim Boldt here (son of Gary Boldt, your partner at the time of your death here in Yorktown) I want to take this time to thank you for your service and sacrifice! I was 3 months shy of 5yrs old when the unthinkable happened! I still remember the day when mom got the call and how everyone was in utter shock! Mom yelling at us in German to get in the car where we made it as far as the baseball field off of HWY 119 where the incident occurred. Shock was among all those that were around and knew You! And for us kids, we really didn't understand what was going on nor were we told at that time. We eventually found out and always wondered why, why did this happen to RED? I still to this day remember the time you were on patrol and we would meet you in town with dad and how you would play with us and had so much fun. We would go to the Borth's filling station where you bought us sodas & chips at the machines in front of station late at night! Now that dad has passed on, you two have been catching up and raising hell! May you rest in peace!

Timothy K Boldt
Son of Gary M Boldt (your partner at the time of your death)

July 13, 2017

Dear Dad, we miss you. While I still work for Home Depot, I now work in Loss Prevention. I get to stop the bad guys and work with local law enforcement. I hate that your name is on here. I'm 54 now, you were killed when you were 35. You were a kid, when I look at it this way. Your family is growing with great-grandchildren. I know you would be building them a tree house that you could live in. That's how you were. I will see you again. Love, your son Michael

Son William Michael Mullins
Home Depot

July 3, 2017

Rest In Peace Patrol Officer William Riley (Red) Mullins Jr.. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Yorktown, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the sorry soul of your murderer! May he never receive pardon or parole. May he know no peace on this earth or in the afterlife. May he burn in hell.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 11, 2016

I Worked With Officer William Riley "RED"Mullins at the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Department In Richmond,Texas Prior To Him Leaving There To Go To Work For The Yorktown Polce Department. Red Mullins Handled Himself Very Professionally All The Time And He Faced Danger Without Hesitating To Think About Himself While He Was Helping Others. Red Was A Veteran Officer Who Taught Myself And Some Of The Other Younger Officers How To Be A Decent Police Officer At All Times. Fear Didn't Cost Red Mullins His Lfe. His Courage To Never Back Down From Any Danger To Help Another Person Is What Cost Him His Life.Red Always Had A Joke For You To Cheer You Up If You Were Down And Out. Red Would Always Be There For Anyone Esecially A Fellow Officer And He Would Have Laid His Own Life Down To Save The Life Of Another Officer Or A Citizen. Red Mullins Would Have Given Anything He Had To Help Anyone,Including Giving The Shirt Off f His Back If That Person Needed Or The Last Money He Had If It Meant To Help Anyone Buy Food For Their Family Or Theirself. I Attended The Funeral For Red And I Wept Openly Because In My Eyes I Had Just Lost One Of My Best Friends' Whom I Want Get To See Again Until We Meet In Heaven Someday.

Deputy David G. Wallace
Harris County Constable Precinct 4

June 5, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 6, 2013

I can't believe it's been 36 yrs. It seems like only yesterday that you were here. I ofter wonder what life would have been like with you here. I don't think there's a day that's gone by without thinking about you. Today your great-granddaughter came home from the hospital, she was born on the 9th. You have 2 great-granddaughters now and a new great grandson, you would be so proud. Family is the best and ours is a strong one. We love you and miss you dearly.
Love you daddy,
Tutti

Daughter

July 11, 2012

It only seems like yesterday. But here it goes on 36 yrs.. I often wonder what life would have been like with you here. I know your our angel watching over all of us, but I still wish you were here in person. You now have 3 great-grandchildren. Two very new ones, and one just came home today from the hospital! All of us miss you dearly daddy. Love you forever and always!

Tutti Mullins
July 11, 2012

Tutti Mullins
Daughter

July 11, 2012

35 years ago you where taken from us. We still love and miss you with all of our hearts.
Love your children and grand-kids and great-grand daughter.
Family and friends.

William Michael Mullins
Son

July 11, 2011

Happy Fathers Day to the best father a son could have.
I love you.

William Michael Mullins
Son

June 18, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Dad. We all miss you. Rest in Peace.

Your loving Children

Michelle,Michael,Tutti and Billy

Grandchildren
Brytanie,Kristi,Brandon,Megan,Sunday,

Great-Graddaughter
Harley

William M.Mullins
Son

November 25, 2010

Dear Dad,

Just a note to tell you I love you and miss you. You now have a great granddaughter and her name is Harley Addylin Bracy. She was 5lbs and 18in" long. She was born Dec.15,2009.
Your life carries on with her and I will make sure she knows all about you.

Love your son,
Willaim Michael Mullins

William Michael Mullins
Son of W.R.Mullins Jr. E.O.W.07/11/76

January 29, 2010

Sir I want to thank you for your service and a career all of us in law enforcement hope to equal in your dedication and bravery. I would like to also tell that your son is a man that a father can be proud of. He left a message on my son in-law to be site, Josh Norris, his words mean more than I can express. Mr Mike Mullins I thank you and hope my service showed honor to your father's duty.

Deputy John Latour (retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

December 10, 2009

I'm sure your father was a fine man and officer,Gos bless you.

Anonymous

October 1, 2009

Dear Dad,
Great news to share with you. Your Grandaughter Brytanie Laine is going to have a baby in January. You would be a Great Grandfather. LOL. I'd love to see that. I love you.

Michael

William M. Mullins
Son

August 1, 2009

Not a year goes by that I don't stop and think of you. Not a month goes by that I don't stop and think of you. Not a week goes by that I don't stop and think of you. Not a day goes by that I don't stop and think of you. Not a hour goes by that I don't stop and think of you. I spend so much time with your grandson Brandon, it reminds me of our time together. It was short,but I remember all of it. We've lost so many of your family,I know you have company now with your brothers,Ray and Buddy. Keep Howard inline up there,and give Granny and Grandpa a hug. We love you and will always do like you taught us and do the right thing.
I just want you to know,the three promises I made to you. Not to smoke cigerettes.Not to do drugs of any kind,and No tatoos. I've kept two of them. I got a tattoo in merorial of you. Your Granddaughter desinged it for me. It's so hard to write this and not cry,but I miss and love you.

Love Michael

William Michael Mullins
Son of William R.Mullins E.O.W.7/11/1976

July 9, 2009

Officer Mullins I feel privilege to have shared the job with such a brave man and hopefully with the time I served I held up the tradition of being a good law officer you set, but also from the words your son left for my future son in law Josh Norris. I hope I was also a good parent and instilled in my children the great qualities which your son has shown to extended his heart to those that have lost a love one also. I

Mr Mullins
Thank you for the words for my boy Josh it means a great deal to me when I see new posting. Your posting has touch my heart and I'm sorry for your lost. Your Dad sounds like a great man and I sincerely hope I held up the standard that your Dad provided for all of us that came after him.

Deputy John Latour (retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

December 12, 2008

Officer Mullins may you rest in peace. I have read the reflections posted by your son and they are a testimonial to the wonderfull father you must have been. I feel for your sons loss, it sounds like he is still greiving after all these years. Mike I hope you are activie with the COPS oganization, they are a great group of people who have all lost loved ones in the line of duty.

Lt. Dan Mullin-retired
Lockport PD-IL

September 22, 2008

RIP.You will never be forgotten.

Anonymous

September 19, 2008

Mr. Mullins You are Remembered today Sir of Your untimely death. Thank You Sir for Your Service. May God Bless You and Your Family.

Jay Mullens
Federal Bureau of Prisons

July 16, 2008

My thoughts of you never waver. My admiration for you will never die. There's not a day that goes by,that your not in my thoughts.
When ever I see a patrol car, I wish it was you driving by and poping your lights.
I wish July 11th had no meaning to me or your family, but sadly it does. It was your last day on God's earth with us. I'm being selfish when I say, I wish you where here,but God had differant plans for you.
I just can't get over it. I'm missing so much out of my life since you've been gone. I pray to God that we are together again in our Father's heaven.

Sturgis is upon us and you will be in my heart as we ride.
I know you will protect me and my friends as you always have.

Love your son and family.
Mike Mullins

William Michael Mullins
Son

July 10, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 5, 2008

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