Chief of Police Charles S. Knowles

Chief of Police Charles S. Knowles

Seabrook Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch Sunday, August 12, 1973

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Charles S. Knowles

Chief Knowles suffered a fatal heart attack when he was kicked in the chest during a struggle. He had responded to the scene of a domestic disturbance and became engaged in a struggle with both the male and female, who had both been drinking. During the struggle the female suspect kicked him in the chest, triggering the heart attack. Chief Knowles was pronounced dead at the scene.

Chief Knowles had been chief for two years and had been with the agency for 30 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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42 years since this incident happened. I was only 2 months old. I learned today while I was a baby, there were real heroes out there watching for us. Now that I'm 42, may you continues rest in peace while I return to your loved one what you did for me 42 years ago. I don't know you but you still my older brother in blue.

Special Agent (former PRPD Agent #31069)

August 12, 2015

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