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Officer Douglas Edward Knutson | Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona


Douglas Edward Knutson

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch: Friday, January 2, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 3818

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Officer Douglas Knutson was killed after being struck by a vehicle while he was assisting a disabled motorist on the 202 Freeway.

Officer Knutson was waiting next to his motorcycle when he was struck by the driver who crossed the white line of the entrance ramp to the freeway. The officer was transported to Maricopa County Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The motorist who struck him was detained and the freeway was closed for several hours after the incident.

The officer is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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"Most men proclaim every one his own goodness; but a faithful man who can find?" Proverbs 20:6. In reading thru the letters, I can see that Doug was a faithful husband, father, co-worker, servant and a godly man. I knew Doug and his family thru the teen years. He was kind, respectful towards others, esp. his parents and God. He had a wonderful family of which I admired. I pray for his dear family who must miss him dearly. May they all be greatly comforted and blessed. Doug was a wonderful young man.
from; Janice Scrivner Miller

Janice Miller
family friend
November 24, 2013


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