Auxiliary Officer George Wayne Starr

Auxiliary Officer George Wayne Starr

Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, August 31, 1991

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.

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

Bio

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

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

accident scene, drunk driver, off duty

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As a matter of correction, our father passed away on December 4, 2011 vice December 2004. Thankfully he did not live long enough to witness Gene's ambush.

Frank Starr
Brother

June 25, 2018

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