VANDALIA — Dozens of police officers from agencies all around the Miami Valley descended on Vandalia Thursday morning to pay tribute to Vandalia Police Chief Doug Knight.
Knight, 67, died unexpectedly last week after a sudden illness.
Knight’s funeral was held at St. Christopher Catholic Church. The service was followed by a procession led by dozens of police cruisers west on National Road. Knight was laid to rest at Polk Grove Cemetery.
Knight served 30 years as Vandalia’s Police Chief during a law enforcement career that lasted 46 years.
Knight is survived by his wife of 40 years, Colleen (Sherry) Knight; his mother, Ellen of Loveland; 2 children, Stephen Knight & wife, Danielle Sipe of Englewood and Erin & husband, Chris Griffith of Tipp City; 2 granddaughters, Lacie and Lily Griffith; 2 brothers, Jim & wife, Karen Knight of Loveland and Mark & wife, Darlene Knight of Pickerington; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and numerous special friends.
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