A Waukegan police officer and Army veteran died in a car crash over the weekend.
Officer Jason J. Mueller, 27, of Grayslake, was killed in a one car, off-duty accident at about 3 a.m. Saturday near Washington Street and Highway 45 in Gurnee. The investigation is being conducted by the Gurnee Police Department.
Mueller was hired by the Waukegan Police Department in September of 2013 and was assigned to the Patrol Division on the N1 shift. He also served in the U.S. Army from February of 2006 until August of 2012. He was an Army Ranger, serving two tours of active combat duty in Afghanistan and one tour of active combat duty in Iraq.
Muller leaves behind a wife, Katie, and young daughter, Ava.