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Corrections Captain David C. Knapps | Louisiana Department of Corrections, Louisiana Louisiana Department of Corrections, Louisiana

Corrections Captain

David C. Knapps

Louisiana Department of Corrections, Louisiana

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 28, 1999

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Blunt object; Hammer

Offender: One shot and killed

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Captain Knapps was killed after being bludgeoned with a hammer during a prison uprising at a state prison in Angola. He and two other guards had been taken hostage by a small group of inmates. The inmates demanded Captain Knapps' jail keys, and when he refused to hand them over the inmates beat him with the hammer. One inmate, who charged rescuers with a knife, was shot and killed when a rescue team stormed the room.

Captain Knapps had served with the agency for 12 years. He is survived by his son and fiancée.

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I didn't know this site or page existed until now. Rest In Peace David & God Bless Everyone whom you touched while you were here with us. Prayers to the Family, Friends, Co-Workers & Loved Ones. May You Find Peace & Harmony ! Amen

John Knaps
Cousin
December 30, 2015

 

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