Officer Alexander Knapp

Officer Alexander Knapp

Albuquerque Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Monday, January 15, 1912

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Alexander Knapp

Officer Alexander Knapp was shot and killed while escorting a man to jail.

Officer Knapp was unarmed when he observed the intoxicated man and offered to walk him home. When the man refused to answer any questions Officer Knapp arrested him. During the walk to jail, the suspect fired a .25 caliber pistol from inside of his coat, striking Officer Knapp in the chest. Officer Knapp was able to subdue the suspect and positively identify him. Officer Knapp was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries three days later.

Officer Knapp had served with the Albuquerque Police Department for ten. He was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, January 12, 1912
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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Officer Knapp,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Albuquerque.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 15, 2022

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