Trooper Kenneth B. Knapp

Trooper Kenneth B. Knapp

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, July 17, 1945

Kenneth B. Knapp

Trooper Kenneth Knapp was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call in Colchester, New York.

The wife of the suspect informed him that she had been locked out of the house. Trooper Knapp looked through a window and observed the male on the floor next to a shotgun. Thinking the man had committed suicide Trooper Knapp entered the residence. The suspect then shot him with the 16 gauge shotgun. The man committed suicide during the ensuing standoff.

Trooper Knapp had served with the New York State Police for 14 years.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 16 gauge
  • Offender Committed suicide

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 68th anniversary year of your death. . Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 10, 2013

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