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.

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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Officer Knight,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Baltimore. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 7, 2018

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