Patrol Officer Frank A. Kania

Patrol Officer Frank A. Kania

Chatham County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, May 24, 1979

Frank A. Kania

Officer Kania was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a drunk driver on Ogeechee Road near the Savannah Speedway. The drunk driver crossed the center line, side-swiped the vehicle in front of Officer Kania, and then struck his vehicle head-on.

The drunk driver was charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, and driving too fast for conditions. He was sentenced to 2 years in prison and 5 years probation.

Officer Kania had served with the Chatham County Police Department for 7 years and had previously served with the Savannah Police Department. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 years probation

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