Police Officer William S. Knight

Police Officer William S. Knight

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Sunday, November 7, 1943

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William S. Knight

Police Officer William Knight was shot and killed while investigating a disturbance at a club near the intersection of Rutland Avenue and Henneman Avenue.

He was able to wound his assailant. The 20-year-old subject was found shot and wounded approximately one half block away from where Officer Knight was shot. He died from his wounds.

Officer Knight had served with the Baltimore City Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Bill Knight was married to a cousin of my grandmother. Lola was like an aunt to me. She grieved for Bill until she died; she never remarried, would become teary when she spoke of him. My mother spoke highly of Bill, said he was one of the nicest people she had known. God bless all of our police. This “ defund the police” movement is the epitome of idiocy.

Connie Kupchunos
Third cousin of his wife

September 27, 2020

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