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Jim Mullen

Jim Mullen

Former Chicago Police Officer | Entrepreneur

In 1996, the life of former police officer Jim Mullen was transformed when a bullet from a .357 Magnum pierced his cheek during an incident on Chicago’s North Side. After a lengthy hospitalization and rehabilitation, he finally returned home. Not surprisingly, Mullen has encountered myriad obstacles since the violence that rendered him a quadriplegic. Today, however, a burgeoning applesauce enterprise is infusing Mullen with new life.

“You often hear people say that everything happens for a reason, but I’m not sure I believe that’s true.”