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 32-year-old man was convicted of vehicular homicide, drunk driving, and sentenced to 4 to 10 years.

On June 20, 2000, so many Akron police officers showed up at the drunk drivers parole hearing that he withdrew his application. In 2005 he was released. On December 12, 2009, he was charged with drunk driving again.

Officer Knaff was survived by his daughter.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 104

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Released in 2005

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman George R. Knaff of the Akron Police Department, Ohio and the additional 90 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

November 5, 2021

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