Officer Floyd Alexander Knight

Officer Floyd Alexander Knight

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, December 8, 1968

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Floyd Alexander Knight

Officer Floyd Knight was shot and killed while on a stakeout of a 7/11 at 810 North Edgefield Avenue in Dallas.

At approximately 10:15 pm., a suspect entered and robbed the store at gunpoint. He forced the clerk into a storeroom and then shot Officer Knight in the head, killing him. The suspect fled with $98. Four days later during a routine traffic stop a passenger in the car was arrested for an unpaid traffic citation. Then it was learned the car was stolen. The store clerk identified the man as the killer.

On September 23, 1969, the suspect, 38, was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. His sentence was commuted to life in 1972.

Officer Knight had been with the Dallas Police Department for two years. He was survived by his expectant wife and daughter. His son was born a few days after he died.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 2278

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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In pursuit of genealogy, and coming across the stories of those who sacrificed . Making this world a better place, humbles me everytime.
Your heroism will be told of. When I pass along the stories in our family tree.
Much admiration
Randall Scott Divine
( son ) of Linda Kay Pace
( daughter) of Isom Alonzo Pace
( son) of Charlie Perry Pace
( brother) of .Addie Mae Pace
( mother) of Floyd Jefferson Knight
(father) of Floyd Alexander Knight.

Randy Divine

August 5, 2022

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