Trooper Kenneth B. Knapp

Trooper Kenneth B. Knapp

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, July 17, 1945

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Kenneth B. Knapp

Trooper Kenneth Knapp was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call in Colchester, New York.

The wife of the suspect informed him that she had been locked out of the house. Trooper Knapp looked through a window and observed the male on the floor next to a shotgun. Thinking the man had committed suicide Trooper Knapp entered the residence. The suspect then shot him with the 16 gauge shotgun. The man committed suicide during the ensuing standoff.

Trooper Knapp had served with the New York State Police for 14 years.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 16 gauge
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 17, 2020

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