Sergeant Paul H. Knisely

Sergeant Paul H. Knisely

Wooster Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, July 5, 1969

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Paul H. Knisely

Sergeant Paul Knisely and Patrolman Robert Goodrich drowned in Little Apple Creek during a rescue mission at 5 am.

The area had received ten inches of rain in less than 13 hours. Four policemen were rescuing people trapped by high waters in their homes when their boat capsized. Two policemen were rescued; one of the police officers was Patrolman Goodrich's son.

Sergeant Knisley had served with the Wooster Police Department for over seven years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 7 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

water rescue, weather

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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 Sergeant Paul H. Knisely of the Wooster Police Department, Ohio and the additional 73 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 5, 2022

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