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“Our most sincere condolences to the Knight family. Jim and Joyce Maguire ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Jim and Joyce Maguire - Denton, TX

“In God's care, rest in peace. ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Dwayne Bickham - Dayton, OH

“Our most sincere condolences to the Knight family. Peace be with you.Mollie & Jack Freiberger ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Mollie & Jack Freiberger - OH

“Colleen and family. Doug had an amazing career and a wonderful family. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is broken for you and your loved ones....Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Bonnie Terry - Dayton, OH


5 of 20 | Posted by: Michael Cross - Dayton, OH

“Doug will be missed. He was a good friend, mentor, and adviser. Rest in peace. ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Carl Bush - Miamisburg, OH

“Rest in Peace Sir. It was an honor to know you. ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Maria Beisel - HHPD

“I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Chief Knight. He was an exceptional police chief, but most importantly he was an exceptional person. I...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Wayne Willcox - Savannah, GA

“Doug was EXCEPTIONAL to me and my son when living in Vandalia. As a former Planning Commissioner in the 90's, I worked with him and the Force a lot....Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Dennis DeMolet - Kettering, OH

“I worked with Doug on the Ohio State University PD in 1972. We were both rookies to law enforcement. I loved working with Doug and we learned as we...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Please accept my sincere condolences. May the God of all comfort strengthen and support you during this difficult time. Cherish your memories of...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Sharon - OH


12 of 20 | Posted by: Joe Winslow - Thornton, CO

“Chief Night, thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve your police department and the folks of Vandalia. I am sure that your schedule was...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Thomas Bowen - Vandalia, OH

“I'm going to miss a friend who gave me a lot of advice and became a big part of my family's life as well. We will all miss Doug at our Wednesday...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Edward LUTZ - Vandalia, OH

“praying for you & family Colleen.... ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: gary sammons - union, OH

“He was a very good man and great Police Chief. I was an Admin Assistant for the Clayton Police Chief and had spoken to Chief Knight on several...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Monica Potts - Troy, OH

“I remember Doug from my days on Dayton PD. Great guy who will be greatly missed. ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Carl Dalrymple - Kettering, OH

“Colleen and family, I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of Doug. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Amy Ayers - Miamisburg, OH

“May the God of all comfort be with the family at this time (John 6:40) . Warm condolences ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: - WV

“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76. ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: A friend


Douglas was born on January 3, 1951 and passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018.

Douglas was a resident of Vandalia, Ohio at the time of passing.

Chief Knight earned his undergraduate degree in criminal justice at the University of Dayton and received a Master of Arts degree from Central Michigan University with a major in management and supervision.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am, Thursday, April 19 at St. Christopher Catholic Church, 435 E. National Rd., Vandalia, with Fr. Interment will follow at Polk Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you please make donations to the Doug L. Knight Memorial Fund, c/o the Vandalia-Butler Found ation in his honor.

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