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Deputy Sheriff Donald E. Knowlton | Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Donald E. Knowlton

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, August 22, 1960

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and wounded

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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.

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Heroes live forever, Deputy Knowlton, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Harris County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
August 22, 2013


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