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Officer Richard A. Knabb | Des Plaines Police Department, Illinois Des Plaines Police Department, Illinois


Richard A. Knabb

Des Plaines Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, July 2, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 1932

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 5/12/1932

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Apprehended

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Officer Richard Knabb succumbed to injuries suffered nearly two months earlier while pursuing two armed robbery suspects.

Officer Knabb, who was on his motorcycle, was chasing two armed robbery suspects when the offender's vehicle struck his motorcycle, causing him to crash into a ditch. Two citizens helped capture both suspects and assisted Officer Knabb who suffered a broken leg before he was taken to Des Plaines Hospital. Officer Knabb had survived a bout of pneumonia during his recovery, but died nearly two months later from a blood clot as a result of the injuries he suffered.

Officer Knabb had served with the Des Plaines Police Department for one year.

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Officer Knabb's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 11-01-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
November 1, 2016


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