Deputy Sheriff Craig L. Knox

Deputy Sheriff Craig L. Knox

Monterey County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Sunday, June 1, 1980

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Craig L. Knox

Deputy Sheriff Craig Knox and Deputy Sheriff Jerralee Jacobus were killed when their patrol car was struck head-on by a drunk driver on Alta Street, near Corda Road.

The deputies were responding to a burglary call at 1:00 am when the drunk driver's vehicle crossed the center line and struck the patrol car, killing both deputies instantly. The drunk driver was also killed in the crash.

Deputy Knox had served with the Monterey County Sheriff's Office for two years. He was survived by his expectant wife, mother, and brother.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Killed in crash

burglary, emergency response, Impaired Driver

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On this actual anniversary of your death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your law enforcement family will always remember. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 1, 2021

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