Bio & Incident Details
Tour: Not available
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Shot and wounded
Deputy Knowlton was shot and killed after he and other deputies responded to a call involving an elderly man who was shooting at homes. When the officers arrived they located the man's footprints and followed them to a nearby outhouse. The suspect opened fire from inside the outhouse, striking Deputy Knowlton in the throat and chest. Deputy Knowlton was able to return fire and wounded the suspect, who was taken into custody.
The 82-year-old suspect was found to be incoherent. He died in a Houston nursing home September 8, 1963.
Deputy Knowlton was survived by his wife and daughter.