Chief of Police James Ivan Knick

Chief of Police James Ivan Knick

Suwanee Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, April 27, 1965

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James Ivan Knick

Chief Knick was shot and killed after stopping a car for speeding. He was unaware it had been reported stolen and the suspect had just beaten a lady in Atlanta and was driving her car. During the stop the suspect opened fire with a .32 caliber handgun, fatally wounding Chief Knick. The suspect was shot and killed in Hall County by other officers after he stole another car and was run off the road in a chase following a vehicle pursuit.

Chief Knick was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace Chief of Police Knick.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 17, 2019

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