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Patrol Officer James F. Knapp | Cook County Sheriff's Police Department, Illinois Cook County Sheriff's Police Department, Illinois

Patrol Officer

James F. Knapp

Cook County Sheriff's Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 16 years

Badge # 408

Cause: Automobile accident

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Officer James Knapp was killed when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident at 6:15 am at the intersection of 100th Place and 76th Avenue in Bridgeview.

Officer Knapp was en route to the sheriff's station in Bridgeview when his squad car rear-ended a semitrailer that was stopped waiting to make a left-hand turn during foggy and slick road conditions. He was extricated from his squad car before being transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Knapp had served with the Cook County Sheriff's Police Department for 16 years. He was survived by his wife, who is a lieutenant with the department, two sons, parents and brother.

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Nine years have passed since you left this Earth, Heaven bound. It's impossible I say, but it's true. I still see you sitting at the kitchen table on your favorite chair having coffee with Mom and Dad. I still see us watching fireworks on the deck. I still see you putting on one of our favorite movies so we could laugh all night. I still see you EVERYWHERE Jim. I still hear you EVERYWHERE Jim. I still feel you EVERYWHERE Jim. Thanks because I know my angel, that you will never leave me until we meet again in Paradise. Your adoring wife, Grace

Lt. Grace Castillo Knapp (Ret. CCSD)
Surviving Spouse
January 5, 2015


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