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Patrol Officer Frank A. Kania | Chatham County Police Department, Georgia Chatham County Police Department, Georgia

Patrol Officer

Frank A. Kania

Chatham County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Thursday, May 24, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to 5 years probation

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Officer Kania was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a drunk driver on Ogeechee Road near the Savannah Speedway. The drunk driver crossed the center line, side-swiped the vehicle in front of Officer Kania, and then struck his vehicle head-on.

The drunk driver was charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, and driving too fast for conditions. He was sentenced to 2 years in prison and 5 years probation.

Officer Kania had served with the Chatham County Police Department for 7 years and had previously served with the Savannah Police Department. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.

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Even though I didn't know you, you will always be in my heart and on my mind. I miss you, and I wish you were here to watch me grow up. I also wish you were here for me every step of the way!

Brianna Kania
September 29, 2016


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