Patrolman Edward F. Knaul

Patrolman Edward F. Knaul

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, December 18, 1914

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Edward F. Knaul

Patrolman Edward Knaul was shot while attempting to arrest a man wanted in two bank robberies. He was taken to a hospital and died from his wounds the next day.

The suspect was later shot and killed by other officers after a brief car chase.

Patrolman Knaul was survived by his wife and two sons.

He is buried at Spring Grave Cemetery, Hamilton County, Ohio.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 15 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, December 17, 1914
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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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 Edward F. Knaul of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 80 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 18, 2022

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