Special Agent Daniel Lee "Danny" Knapp

Special Agent Daniel Lee "Danny" Knapp

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, December 29, 2011

Daniel Lee "Danny" Knapp

Special Agent Daniel Knapp drowned while attempting to rescue a distressed swimmer in the ocean at Playa Escondida, Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

Agent Knapp was on vacation at the beach with a friend when they saw the man calling for help and struggling in the water. Agent Knapp immediately entered the water in an attempt to rescue the man, but became distressed himself. The man he was attempting to rescue was pulled from the water and survived, however, Agent Knapp drowned.

Agent Knapp had served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for six years and was survived by his parents.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned
  • Location Puerto Rico

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Special Agent Knapp,
I have had the honor and the privilege of getting to know you better through some wonderful articles I've read and through your family. I remember when you gave your all to save a precious life. I was so sad when I read about your loss as you are a part of my FBI family. I was very touched though that you did what you did for a stranger. Greater Love Hath No Man.
I know you and my dad are dear friends now.... sharing stories about life, love, your families, honor, fidelity, bravery and integrity. I am excited to meet you as well.
I pray for your family. Rest well Sir. You are one of my Heroes.

Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

April 2, 2013

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