James Muller has been a resident of Adams County for 51 years and has
a vested interest in maintaining the county as a safe place to live.
He is married with two sons, a daughter and six grandchildren. His oldest
son is a Vice Principal in the Conewago Valley School District and
his younger son is a Progammer/Analyst with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.
His daughter is a Nurse Liason for Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of York.
After High School, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he served his
country during a 13- month tour in a Marine Recon Unit during the Viet
Nam War. After serving a total of six years with the Corps, he was honorably
discharged with the rank of Sergeant E-5.
Arriving home, Jim worked in the building construction trade for a number
of years and achieved his goal of starting and successfully managing
his own masonry company.
Later, because of his military service, Jim again became interested
in a public service career. Through a variety of law enforcement and
criminal justice positions, he became a member of the Adams County Sheriff’s
Office, a position and organization he loves. He has over 23 years in Law Enforcement with 15 of those in the Sheriff's Office and the past 7 as your Sheriff.
Jim is active in the shooting sports. In 1985 he won a National Pistol
Championship and has participated in numerous NRA sanctioned pistol matches
ever since. He is a proponent of physical fitness and is an active member
of the Gettysburg Health and Fitness Club. He has participated in the
PA Police Olympics each year winning numerous awards in the 5K run, Shot
Put, 100 meter swim, 100 meter run among others. He brings that love
of physical fitness to the community, especially among its children.
He has sponsored and coached a team in the New Oxford Pee-Wee league
and has helped trouble youths by being a “Big Brother” through the Adams
County Youth Advocacy Program. He has also donated his time and
labor in the masonry field to help build a concession stand at the
New Oxford Senior High School football field.
He is actively involved in his community and a host of organizations
including; the National Sheriff’s Association, the PA Sheriff’s Association,
the Adams County Chiefs of Police Association, a Life Member of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars, Life Member of the Marine Corps League, Life Member
of the North American Hunting Club, a member of the NRA, the New Oxford
Social and Athletic Club, the McSherrystown Fish and Game Club and
past member of the Fraternal Order of the Elks. Other associations include:
Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB), InnerFaith Housing. Jim is also a member of ABATE, Green Springs Rod & Gun Club and the East Berlin Fish & Game.