Waukegan police officer dies in off-duty car accident

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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.

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  • So Sad

    My deepest sorrow goes out to his family. Washington & Rt 45 is a
    fast moving intersection.
    Since the new gas station has moved in a year or two ago there is even more traffic there.
    Now alot and I mean alot of cars like to cars like to cross the center median there to get in and out of the new gas station Thortons.
    Also I really never see Gurnee PD around this intersection, this location is the farthest west Gurnee PD goes on Washington.
    Gurnee PD does a real good job with traffic enforcement they really though should be patrolling this area more in my eyes.
    Also a MUST to do is installing NO left turn signs into the gas station coming from westbound washington.

  • Dana Farella

    Rest In Peace, Jason. You are fondly remembered. Lots of love and sincere condolences to your family. My prayers are with them.

  • N.b.

    My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Jason. May you lean on God’s word the Bible during this difficult time. Please keep in mind the promise that is yet to be fulfilled at John 5:28,29. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need.

    • Friend/Partner

      He was on the fast track! Loved his job and his partners. Excelled from the word go! His enthusiasm should be a requirement for this job. I only wish I had got to know him better. Since I am not assigned to patrol I only got to have a handful of conversations with him. I only wish I could have thanked him for his service to this country when I had the chance. I would like to thank his family for sharing him with his partners in Waukegan, the citizens of Waukegan, and the Citizens of this great country. Jason, you set the bar for all rookies! Weather you knew it or not, your peers looked up to you and you even managed to inspire some of us old saltys!! May you rest in peace and serve well in Lords Army! My prayers and thought are with the Muller Family. May the your faith in the Lord be a source of comfort and understanding.

  • call of duty

    Did Adam suffer a loss of attention as a result of that.
    You have, like order now and Ill also conclude a blah blah bosh.
    How often do you see the chauffeur selling his story to the Sunday papers.

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