Patrolman Donald V. Knott

Patrolman Donald V. Knott

Long Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, August 26, 1967

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Donald V. Knott

Patrolman Donald Knott and Patrolman William Isham were shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call on Quincy Avenue. A man, who was beating his common law wife, opened fire on the officers when they entered his apartment. Both officers managed to return fire hitting the suspect eight times. Both officers were shot in the chest and pronounced dead upon arrival to Long Beach Community Hospital. The suspect died seven weeks later at Los Angeles General Hospital.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace Patrolman Knott.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 26, 2019

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