Waukegan Police Department
End of Watch: 7/12/2014
We are saddened to report the loss of a Waukegan Police Officer who was killed off-duty as the result of injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash on Saturday night. Officer Jason J. Mueller, 27, died after his vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole ejecting him from his SUV. Officer Mueller had been with the Waukegan Police Department for less than a year. He served in the U.S. Army from 2006 to 2012, as an Army Ranger, doing two tours of active combat duty in Afghanistan and one in Iraq.
“Although Officer Mueller was with the WPD for less than a year, he will be greatly missed,” Chief Wayne Walles said in the statement. “He was known as an aggressive officer that loved working out in his down time.”
Mueller is survived by his wife, Katie, and young daughter, Ava.