"I was really surprised," Mullinix, who has been serving the Brazil Police Department as a reserve officer, said about being unexpectedly called into Mayor Ann Bradshaw's office with Brazil Police Chief Dave Archer to be told he was officially hired as a patrolman. "I've aspired to be in law enforcement for several years now."
The 2004 Northview High School graduate told The Brazil Times he joined the Navy and served as a Master-At-Arms as a stepping-stone to acquiring a local law enforcement position.
"I've wanted to become a local police officer so I could serve my hometown and my community," Mullinix said. "This really means a lot to me."
Pending certification by the Public Employees Retirement Fund (PERF) and other paperwork, which could take up to two weeks to process, Mullinix will remain a reserve patrolman at the BPD.
Upon successful completion of the paperwork, Mullinix will officially become a patrolman.
Within the next year, Mullinix will attend law enforcement academy, complete his testing and begin field training. He hopes to specialize his training toward a goal of becoming a firearms instructor in the future.
"I've worked toward this for several years now," an excited Mullinix said before leaving to get his official paperwork. "I finally got it."