Police Officer Victor Knott

Police Officer Victor Knott

Ashland Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch Thursday, November 19, 1931

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Victor Knott

Police Officer Victor Knott was shot and killed while on patrol in the city's railroad district.

He and another man attempted to question two men they located at the city's railroad station, near the intersection of A Street and 5th Street, at approximately 4:00 am. Both men drew revolvers and shot at the officers as they approached, killing Officer Knott. Despite his wounds, he and the other officer were able to return fire as the men fled.

The suspect was sentenced to life in prison but later had his sentence commuted.

Officer Knott was a WWI veteran. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age Not available
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  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Life sentence commuted

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