Deputy Sheriff Lamar L. Knight, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Lamar L. Knight, Sr.

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, May 7, 1933

Add to My Heroes

Lamar L. Knight, Sr.

Deputies Lamar Knight and Frank Quigley were shot and killed after responding to a disturbance involving shots fired.

As they interviewed a person at the scene, a second person approached and began to argue with both deputies. The man suddenly produced a gun and shot them both. Deputy Knight died at the scene while Deputy Quigley died at the local hospital.

Deputy Quigley managed to shoot and seriously wound the suspect. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. He was in prison only a few weeks when he escaped but was captured a few days later in Jacksonville.

Deputy Knight had served with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

disturbance, shots fired

Most Recent Reflection

View all 11 Reflections

Deputy Sheriff Knight,
On pray, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. John’s County.


United States Border Patrol

May 7, 2023

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.