Night Marshal James Albert Knox

Night Marshal James Albert Knox

New Madrid Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, June 22, 1934

James Albert Knox

Night Marshal James Albert Knox was shot and killed when he went to a local residence to warn a man that neighbors were complaining about the noise coming from a party he was having. As he entered the home the man knocked him down, grabbed his revolver, and shot him four times.

The suspect fled from the scene but soon returned and surrendered to the New Madrid County sheriff. He was charged with murder, but convicted of manslaughter. He was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Night Marshal Knox was survived by his wife and two daughters.

Bio

  • Age 61
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 7 yers

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 22, 2015

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