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Police Officer John C. Knight

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, January 9, 1999

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Reflections for Police Officer John C. Knight

Rest In Peace, sir! You are not forgotten!!

We have lost 3 in just the last 10 years.

Colorado Department of Corrections

January 9, 2023

Rest in peace.


January 9, 2023

Can't believe the neighborhood you were assigned to protect. Your family misses you. I can see you and your Dad right now, in Chicago Police uniforms, patrolling the bad neighborhoods together up in the sky in the clouds. They cant shoot you guys now !

Taco Julio Pimentel
High school chum

February 20, 2022

We will never forget.

Officer Michael Simi. Retired
Chicago Police Department. / Honor Guard

January 9, 2022

I wish you were here John !

Taco Julio Pimentel
High school chum

December 9, 2021

My Johnny, I am so grateful for the last time we met.. I still see your smile.. Where we happened to meet will be our secret. Ya Know Johnny when I see you smile it often makes me smile but then there are times it makes me cry.. I'm just glad it happened.. maybe it was even meant to be. That silly nickname you gave me will also be our secret. Somehow writing to you makes me feel that much closer to you and those wonderful hugs you give. I truly miss & Love

Special Friend

March 2, 2021

I'm sorry Johnny, im a lil late as usual. Wanted to leave u a mssg on the 9th. But better late than never. Sure do miss you & your smile & of course that silly nickname you gave me. ;-) . I was remembering you riding your bike in the alley behind your house. You were pretty good not letting me fall off the handlebars.. Of course I didn't need you to help me.fall, I did that fine all by myself. I can't believe so many years have passed since I last saw you & even longer since we were on bicycles. I'll write you again soon John. I miss you lots. I close my eyes and see that smile of yours,, it makes me smile too.


January 11, 2021

I Love & miss you Johnny. I think of you often & the many memories we had together. I smile when I think of the silly nickname you used to call me ;-) I'm so glad we had that chance meeting so many years ago. It was the last time I saw you. Best of all you were smiling or should I say the cat that ate the canary. I really do miss you & think of you often.. Godspeed my Johnny...may you RIP


September 17, 2020

John, it's been many years since I last saw you. I remember it well.You were smiling, in fact you had a grin from ear to ear. I am so sorry you are no longer with us. I never met your family but I'm sure they miss you very much. We were kids riding bikes & I still remember the silly nickname you gave me.. I will always remember our friendship & when I do I smile from ear to ear. Godspeed


August 23, 2020

Sending prayers to the Knight family today.

RIP John

A family friend

January 9, 2020

To the Knight Family, John is always remembered in thoughts and prayers and in our lives. God Bless

Officer Michael Simi. Retired CPD

January 6, 2020

I think of Officer Knight often and what a brave hero he was not only to Chicago but to everyone who ever met him. He was the best of the best- in the CPD, in his community and in his wonderful family. Twenty years after his tragic death - if he were alive today he would be running the entire department, and be a proud leader of a proud police department. Thank you for not only your service and your sacrifice but also for your goodness which you shared so much with so many. God bless John Knight.

ASA Thomas Epach
Cook County SAO

January 15, 2019

Officer Knight,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 9, 2019


It has been almost 20 years since that awful day. The continued support of the CPD and your Mt. Greenwood Neighbors has been unbelievable over the years. It has inspired so many of us. Your wife and kids are so kind and caring. I will keep them all in my prayers. I miss hearing you say my nickname created by you.

A Family Friend

January 4, 2019

I think about you today. It's been 29 years and 1 day . Our anniversary date 26 Dec, 1989. You were our class Commander and I sat in front of you in class (Keating). Well tonite there's a party to celebrate. I can't go, but I'm thinking of you..Buddy.
Davina Keating -Thompson Class 89 -2

P.O. Davina Thompson

December 27, 2018

RIP Brother


September 11, 2018

John it is hard to believe that it is 19 years ago today that you were taken from us. I remember when you first came on the job and we worked in adjoining beats in Englewood and we backed each other up on calls. I remember the nicknames you had for everyone and our last conversation about the Hawks. I think about you often and miss you very much. Rest In Peace

Retired P.O. Charlie Pawlowski
Chicago Police Dept.

January 9, 2018


It has been 19 years today and you are still dearly missed. You should be so proud of your wife and kids. Their strength is amazing. I often laugh at some of the funny things you would say. You are probably making silly comments to all that have joined you over the years in Heaven. Rest in Peace.

A family friend

January 9, 2018

John, 25 bullets coming at you. Holy cow. Even if you ducked, no one could have survived that. Too many automatic weapons on the Chicago streets. Unbelievable.

Taco Julio Pimentel
high school chum

January 25, 2017

John, first the priviledge of working with you and now you son. You would be so proud of him, he is your mini-me. Watch over him and protect him from heaven, I will do my best to do the same here on earth. God bless sir.


November 4, 2015

I wish you were still alive and here, John Knight.

Taco Julio.

high school chum

August 30, 2015


Illinois Antique Emergency Vehicle Assn.

June 24, 2015

I think of you every day of my life John. I miss your face, your voice, and most of all, the way you treated other people. Taco Julio from Brother Rice High School

Julio Pimentel
High school chum

May 15, 2015

John, When I think of you I always recall the funny nicknames you gave everyone, but I also remember you always being right there on every hot call. Always in my heart.

Sgt. Al Cain - Retired

September 16, 2014

Johnny, this is Jimmy, We used to dream about being partners when we were kids on the streets of Chicago. My heart is always heavy I miss you brother.

James "Jimmy" Oaklawn

September 14, 2014

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