Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

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

Still missing my best friend. Miss you forever

Tim Taylor

Tim Taylor

June 24, 2014

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today and every day. Continue to wrap your wings around all of them and protect them from harm and help them with their grief. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 9, 2014

John, miss you friend. Thanks for your continued presence and for looking out for me. Keep your family safe as well as your officers in blue.

PO Brian McKendry
Chicago Police

January 9, 2014

Hard to believe its been 15 years already. RIP Johnny...Miss you my friend....continue to watch over us all...

John Boy

January 9, 2014

John; it's snowing hard this week just like it was the week you were taken from us. Well I just wanted to say hi and let you know that you are still in our hearts.

Lt. Carl Riggenbach
Chicago Polie (retired)

January 2, 2014

As I read your story and the reflections I learn what a great person and brave hero our world has lost. "It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, it is how they lived". Respect, honor, remember.

GayAnne Birkholz
mother of Officer Craig Birkholz, Fond du Lac, Wi.EOW 3/20/11

December 31, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Knight. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

You are one CPD officer that I will never forget. I come from a CPD family and I am reminded of you every day I drive down 111th St and see your name on the street sign. I was only a young kid when your life was taken but I remember it very clearly. Your brothers and sisters in blue will never forget you either. RIP.


April 12, 2012

Think of you often. miss our days at Br. Rice. To me you are forever young.
Marty Ryan

MArty Ryan

February 20, 2012

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