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

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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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Trooper Knutson; Its hard to believe that it has been 19 years since we rode motors together and that it all came to a tragic end . Rest In Peace my brother.

Trooper (Retired) Travis Qualls
Arizona Highway Patrol
July 10, 2017

 

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