Auxiliary Officer George Wayne Starr

Auxiliary Officer George Wayne Starr

Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, August 31, 1991

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George Wayne Starr

Auxiliary Officer George Starr was struck by a car and killed while he tried to help people out of cars following a traffic accident on Route 44 (modern day I-264), one-half mile east of South Independence Boulevard.

He was on his way home when he stopped to help at the scene of an accident caused by a drunk driver. He was in uniform, but was in his personal vehicle, and was the only officer on the scene at the time. Shortly after he arrived, another drunk driver going above the speed limit crashed into the original vehicles, killing both Officer Starr and a civilian woman who had also stopped to help.

The 19-year-old driver was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years.

Officer Starr was also a U.S. Navy Petty Officer and had served with the Virginia Beach Police Department for only three months. He was survived by his wife, parents, and three siblings.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

accident scene, drunk driver, off duty

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Officer Starr,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice- ot just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

August 31, 2021

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