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 Daniel Lee Knapp was a true hero, a person who clearly made an attempt to save another human being, and he gave his life in an effort to save another's life. Special Agent Knapp's soul is now in Heaven, and may God bless his family.

Special Agent Daniel Lee "Danny" Knapp will never ever be forgotten. He was a peace maker on earth and I'm thankful for any and all people who tries to build bridges across all barriers of life.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

March 24, 2018

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