Officer James Harry McKnight

Officer James Harry McKnight

West Sacramento Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, June 16, 1990

James Harry McKnight

Officer James McKnight was shot in the head and killed while serving a warrant with the Yolo County Narcotics Enforcement Team. The suspect was also shot and killed. Officer McKnight died of his wounds on June 16, 1990.

Officer McKnight had served with the agency for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 103

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Although I was only a Cadet & CSO at the time, working with you was always a pleasure. Not much time goes by that I don't think of you. R.I.P.

Formerly W.S.P.D. Cadet/CSO

October 2, 2015

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