Deputy Craig L. Knox was born on March 12, 1955, in Monterey County. On July 18, 1978, Craig married his wife Debra Marie Steinbach in Reno, NV. At the age of 25, Deputy Knox and his partner Deputy Jacobus were killed in a head-on collision with a drunk driver while responding to a burglary call. They were both killed instantly. At the time of his death Deputy Knox was survived by his wife, Debra and unborn child.