Patrolman Donald V. Knott

Patrolman Donald V. Knott

Long Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, August 26, 1967

Donald V. Knott

Patrolman Donald Knott and Patrolman William Isham were shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call on Quincy Avenue. A man, who was beating his common law wife, opened fire on the officers when they entered his apartment. Both officers managed to return fire hitting the suspect eight times. Both officers were shot in the chest and pronounced dead upon arrival to Long Beach Community Hospital. The suspect died seven weeks later at Los Angeles General Hospital.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Don, yes it has been a long time and I remember that day you left us all. We went to school together and sometimes you would let me drive your Porsche (but not without sitting in the passenger's seat). I still tell your story to others including police officers.

Sgt. Carl Schellenger (ret 1986)
Huntington Beach CA Police

May 15, 2018

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