Patrolman George R. Knaff

Patrolman George R. Knaff

Akron Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, November 5, 1994

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George R. Knaff

Officer Knaff was killed when a drunk driver ran a stop sign and struck the patrol car he was a passenger in. The suspect was arrested at the scene. The man was convicted in connection with the incident and sent to prison.

Officer Knaff was survived by his daughter.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 104

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Convicted

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Just working on some veteran's claims and heard a song that George and I used to sing when we would make a 2 on a shift (Trick 4 APD), "STAY IN MY CORNER" by The Dells. Man, his falsetto was pitch perfect! We would laugh about the days when we played basketball and shooting around when we were at Central-Hower. He was the one that secured my ticket so I could take a '96' from Camp Lejeune to travel to see my High Flying Eagles win the State Basketball Championship. One of a kind...a friend who was caring, fun and loyal. Hard to believe that is has been this long. Oh, and the Teddy Bears...the children in Akron lost a gem when George Transitioned. Forever a friend. Missing my vocal duet partner and fellow comrade.

Dr.Tweila-Rochelle Cauthen
Commander American Legion Post 2 Washington, DC/former APD officer

September 13, 2020

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