Patrolman Donald V. Knott

Patrolman Donald V. Knott

Long Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, August 26, 1967

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

Most Recent Reflection

View all 6 Reflections

Your POA helped the families of the 43 law enforcement officers whose killers were on death row in 2012 by helping our families preserve the death penalty.

You are remembered today. I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 14, 2013

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.