Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 40 years
Badge # CHIEF
Chief Knippel was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance. As he walked from his patrol car to the home the homeowner's son came out of the house and shot him three times. The suspect was committed to a state mental hospital.
Chief Knippel had also served as the Chief of Police of the La Grange Police Department from 1956 to 1961. He has also served as constable, deputy sheriff, and city policeman in Fayette County. He was survived by his wife. son, and daughter.