Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Kurt David Knapp

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, May 8, 2004

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Reflections for Trooper Kurt David Knapp

We are traveling the highway named in your memory. Thank you for your service to the great state of Texas, and her citizens. You are not forgotten.

Karen Buckner

July 25, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

May 8, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Knapp.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 12, 2019

In His Kingdom we will recognize each others souls at a glance

Sergeant(retired) M.J. Powers
City of South Houston Police Dept, S. Houston, Texas

September 8, 2018

Trooper Knapp, after taking recent road trip to Midland from El Paso I saw a Memorial Sign Honoring Trooper Sammy Long. After reading his story, me and my family now read the stories of every Memorial Sign we come across. This morning on today's trip Home from South Padre Island, we read your Memorial Sign and honored your memory. You are gone but not forgotten Trooper Knapp, rest in peace my brother. We have the watch from here.

Martinez Family
El Paso I.S.D. Police Department

August 12, 2018

Rest in Peace Trooper Kurt David Knapp. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas

May 8, 2016

I never met you, but after your passing I had the priviledge of learning about you, your service and how you touched the lives of others. I got to meet your mom and saw your family at one of your annual memorial golf tournaments. How you live on in the Hill Country! I have since moved from Kerrville, but everytime I return I am reminded of you: the signage on IH10, your mom tending to the flowers around your memorial at the DPS driver's license office and the anticipation by many of your annual golf tournament. You are thought of, loved and missed by not only those who were close to you during your time on Earth, but also by those who have learned of your legacy!


August 14, 2014

Passing through Texas today on interstate 10 I saw the sign naming this section of the highway in your honor. Rest in peace brother.

Detective James Rivers
Daphne PD Alabama

January 19, 2013

Trooper Knapp, your time in Crockett County will never be forgotten, nor will you. You were an honorable young man. Thank you for serving this state and for a job well done.

Selena Galindo Newby, Family member of law enforcement personnel

August 5, 2012

Trooper Knapp,

Thank you for your service to the State of Texas. You are not forgotten.

Michael Keck, Criminal Investigator
Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice-OIG

May 8, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 8th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

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

May 8, 2012


I couldn't ask for a better FTO and friend. Every day I work you are still with me.


Trooper III, Justin W. Baker

November 3, 2011

Kurt... I met your dad today in Prescott, Arizona. He is very proud of you and misses you very much. Thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten.

Officer James Tobin
Prescott Valley Police Department

October 5, 2011


You and I went to high school together but we ran in different crowds. I just learned of your passing and I am saddened at the loss of a classmate. I was even more shocked to learn that you were a fellow officer. It's unfortunate we did not know each other better. I know several names on the wall in DC and I will certainly visit yours. You will never be forgotten by those you worked with and by those of us who missed that opportunity. Peace be with you and your family.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

September 21, 2011


I was on duty the night of you accident.... I remember that night like it was yesterday. I didn't have the opportunity to meet you when you and many other Troopers arrived at our department for briefing but from what I gathered from several other Troopers, you are a class act.

I know this comes several years after your departure, but I felt that I should leave my thanks and appreciation to you and your family. May God bless you family during trying times and I'm sure we'll finally meet sometime soon.

Former Officer- E. Fernandez
Boerne Police Department
Boerne, Texas

Former Police Officer E. Fernandez
Boerne Police Department

August 26, 2011


There is not one of my birthdays that goes by that I don't think about when I heard the news that you had left us. You are still loved and missed.

Former Paramedic - Fredericksburg, TX

June 11, 2011

I ran into a Trooper that was in your academy class with you while I was in DC for Peace Officer's Memorial Week.
I mentioned your name and it brought tears to his eyes. You are still missed and I will always remember how I looked up to you because you so obviously belonged with DPS.
Bye for now..


May 17, 2011

Today, 7 years ago out department lost a great Trooper. I didn't get a chance to work with you but from everyone that did, I hear all the good things you did, how you were a wonderful friend and person. God Bless you Kurt Knapp!!!

TxDPS San Antonio

May 8, 2011

You will not be forgotten, Brother.

NLC, Special Agent

March 18, 2011

Thoughts and prayers going out to the family and friends of Officer Knapp. It's not how this officer died, that made him a heroe, it's how he lived.

South Texas C.O.P.S.

May 8, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones and close friends on this anniversary day of you being called away from duty. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

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

May 8, 2010

We will never forget you or your family. God Bless.

Garrett Huling

November 5, 2008

B-98 "For the People of the State"
Your are gone but never forgotten brother!


November 4, 2008

I never had the chance to meet Mr.Knapp but I have heard nothing but the great things that he has done.Every time a conversation involving dps Mr.Knapp is brought up. So all I have to say is that im sorry for the loss.

"Though I may walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall fear no evil"

Rest in Peace big brother


March 27, 2008

Thankyou for your serice and sacrifice. You are not forgotten


March 5, 2008

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