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 crash 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 a crash 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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George, your anniversary date came up on my phone. I just wanted you and your family to know you have 3 outstanding nephews two which served in the United Air Force one is retired and one was just promoted to CSmgt. They never met you but they know who you are.

God Speed/Sister In Law

Danita Wynn Driskill

October 1, 2022

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