Special Agent Daniel Lee Knapp

Special Agent Daniel Lee Knapp

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, December 29, 2011

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Daniel Lee Knapp

Special Agent Danny Knapp drowned while attempting to rescue a distressed swimmer in the ocean at Playa Escondida, Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

Agent Knapp was on vacation at the beach with a friend when they saw the man calling for help and struggling in the water. Agent Knapp immediately entered the water in an attempt to rescue the man, but became distressed himself. The man he was attempting to rescue was pulled from the water and survived, however, Agent Knapp drowned.

Agent Knapp had served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for six years. He was survived by his parents.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned
  • Location Puerto Rico


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I will always miss him and think about him , my dear friend! You are a Hero! I remember how thoughtful, kind, gentleman, charming and playful you were. He always had his family in his heart. I miss so much talking and chatting with you… it’s been 10+ from the time I hear about this heart breaking news… until we meet again my dear friend. I’ll never forget you, I’ll never stop missing you!


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