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Deputy Sheriff Lamar L. Knight, Sr. | St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Florida St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Florida

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Lamar L. Knight, Sr.

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, May 7, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputies Lamar Knight and Frank Quigley were shot and killed after responding to a disturbance involving shots fired.

As they interviewed a person at the scene, a second person approached and began to argue with both deputies. The man suddenly produced a gun and shot them both. Deputy Knight died at the scene while Deputy Quigley died at the local hospital.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.

Deputy Knight had served with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Deputy Sheriff Frank S. Quigley
St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Florida
End of Watch: Sunday, May 7, 1933
Cause: Gunfire

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 27, 2016

 

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