Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrol Officer James F. Knapp

Cook County Sheriff's Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, January 4, 2006

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Reflections for Patrol Officer James F. Knapp

Grace, Jim, you and your family are in our prayers everyday. We have NOT FORGOTTEN! We will stand with you in Springfield in May to honor Jim and all the other Brothers and Sisters. God Bless Jim.


January 28, 2007

You and your family remain in our thoughts and prayers as the first anniversary of your death has just passed. Please know that your sacrifice has not been forgotten and you will always be remembered as a hero.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

January 9, 2007

Thinking about you and your family today, and praying for those you left here. Wrap your wings around them and help them heal...and know that we will never let you be forgotten.

Cook County Sheriff's

January 4, 2007

Today will be so hard for your loved ones so wrap your love tightly around them and send a message from Heaven.May Our Lord bless you and your loved ones.

January 4, 2007

Continue to keep watch over your family, friends, and co-workers from above...always.

Jennifer Aaron
Wife of Duke G. Aaron, III (EOW 07/20/04)

January 4, 2007

One year has passed and I know you have been in the thoughts of your loved ones every hour of every day the past year. Those thoughts will continue on as their broken hearts will never really heal. Keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the thin blue line. You are a true hero and heroes never die, you will never be forgotten.

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

January 3, 2007

Darling Husband,

The Holidays are over and by the grace of God your family and I have all made it through them. The 1st anniversary of your death will be here in 2 days, yet to me it seems like yesterday that you left for Heaven. "Time heals all wounds" is not true for me. I don't think it ever will be. You gave me a joy for life that is no longer there. I don't know how to be me without you. To all the Officers who are still amongst us and to all whom have gone before you, God Bless and keep you all. And a special blessings to their wives, husbands and children who every day wait to hear that key in the door, or who know that they no longer will.

Love eternally,


Lt. Grace M. Knapp
Cook County Sheriff

January 2, 2007

One week from today will be a year. I just wanted to pay my respects and let you and your family know that even with the passage of time we do not forget a fallen brother.
I feel sorry for people outside the law enforcement family... they do not understand the bond that officers have, I did not know Jim but I will always remember the sacrifice that he made. I hope in some small way that it helps your family knowing that there are so many of your brothers and sisters that remember you, miss you, and thank you.

If you see Tom please tell him hello and we miss him. Chicago Police Department
EOW: Friday, September 20, 1974

AML 3820
Cook County Sheriff's Dept. 6th Dist.

December 28, 2006

to the family,friends,fellow officers of officer KNAPP, this note comes to you with sadness at the loss of your loved one. as the holidays approach and the first anniversary of of james's death, it will seem you are still in a fog. that it just didn't happen, as you watch for him to come through the door, think you hear his voice. all the little things he did, to make you laugh or just the silent times you spent together, maybe just sitting at the dinner table, or his receiving a call that he has to go, and grabs a cup of coffee, while runing out the door because he's needed somewhere,to help someone else. my son-in-law sgt. jeffrey t. hewitt, was shot and killed while serving domeestic papers. eow 04-04-04. i know we don't always understand, why the good have to leave us, and the bad are still here. and how i pray for god to watch out for those officer sill out there risking their lives for us. i salute each of you. but i know why th sky is so blue, because when those in blue take their flight, i think a little of that blue is there to remind us where they are now. and i belive when another goes home that those who have gone before are standng right behind jesus saluting another fellow hero. my prayeers are with you, and may the peace only god can give you overshadow each of you every day. god speed officer Knapp. my love comes to your family and friends. carolyn moore--asheville, n.c.

carolyn moore

October 15, 2006

I just have to say when I started in the patrol division back in 1998, I met jimmy who was one of the very few veterans who spoke with this new officer. Jimmy never changed over the years. Jim would help anyone with any questions or concerns. Rest in peace Jimmy you will never be forgotten.

Police Officer Marc Wiley
Cook County Sheriff's Police/Friend

October 10, 2006

04 October 2006

Hello my angel.

Ten months to the day since you were called to Heaven and it's also your birthday. Do they have birthday parties and birthday cakes in Heaven? You always loved both, being with family, and especially those special cakes that your brother gets for birthdays. Mom and Dad, John & Joann, your nephews, and Jimmy and Bobby and I will miss that cake from now on, but we will miss you most, the smile on your face, and the love in heart for us all.


As always, Grace

Lt. Grace M. Knapp
Cook County Sheriff

October 2, 2006

Sir, I honor your service and your sacrifice. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9.


August 29, 2006

I miss you alot and still can't believe your gone, I was working the band when the accident came into the center from the bridgeview pd. After learning it was you involved in the accident I was worried but never would think it was the last time I would ever talk to you again...well god best you and your family....Jon Mahon

Supervisor 911 Center Jon Mahon
Cook County Sheriff's Police

August 4, 2006

Peace be with you always...

Mrs Natalie Jensen
wife of fallen officer, Detective Jared Jensen EOW 2/22/06

July 14, 2006

I still find it hard to believe that Jim is gone. We started our journey at The CCDOC back in 1986. We went to the Academy, and enjoyed Officer Zerbes and his training methods. We also had a lot of good times when were not working. Jim was our class President at the Jail Academy. Even then I knew Jim would be a great Police Officer. He was in fact a great Cop and a great friend. I miss you Brother, and you and Gracie and your boys our in my thoughts and prayers.

Inv. Jeff Lange

June 26, 2006

Darling Husband and Father,

Today is Father's Day Jim. I just want you to know how much your sons love you. You are Jimmy and Bobby's hero as well you should be. Look down on them from Heaven today and bless them in all they do.

Love eternally,


Lt. Grace M. Knapp
Widow of P/O Jmaes F. Knapp

June 18, 2006

Godspeed Brother.

Jim Adams PO III
Boise Police

June 12, 2006

You know it is surprising how one reflects on those who have gone home. I knew Jim for most of his career with the Department and remember him from our high school days at Mendel CHS. Through all those years he was the same always with a smile even when his heart was low and he was in pain. Memories are grand to have and cherished for an eternity. You shall always be remembered and with his grace we shall meet again. Take Care and your passage be forever in his light.

Insp. L.D. "Red" Madison
Cook County Sheriff's Police Dept.

June 5, 2006



May 30, 2006

Darling Jim,

Memorial Day is a good time to let you know how much I miss you. My life will never be as I knew it to be with you. Like you used to tell me, I love to the moon and stars and back again.

Yours for eternity,


Lt. Grace M. Knapp
Widow of Officer James Knapp

May 28, 2006

Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the county of Cook. Your son loves your hat and I'm sure that he will one day be wearing it to your legend continues...

Adm. Asst. Dale Childs
Phoenix Police Department

May 24, 2006



May 23, 2006

Officer Knapp,
Today your wife and many fellow Officers from Cook County and other agencies walked in your name to raise money for a memorial. It was nice. Your Wife is obviously a strong Woman. I met your youngest Son who was proud to wear your Dress Uniform Hat. I spoke to him for 5 seconds and it was so obvious that he is so proud of his Father. God Bless You and Your Family and Thank You.

Officer Dykstra
Phoenix Illinois Police Department

May 21, 2006

I am so sorry to heare about JIMS death.Jim and I went to the corrections accademy together,infact we rode to the accademy together everyday.My prayers and thoughts are with jIMS FAMILY.

Will County sheriffpolice

May 20, 2006

Dear Dad,I miss you extremely much.I wish that you were still here,but all I want for you dad is happiness for you in your holy eternal life with the wonderful Lord Jesus Christ.I also wanted to thank each and every one of these kind people who are leaving these very important,special messages for my very much loved father by myself and many more people on the world.Days going by without you dad are extremely awful.I'm trying my best to fight them off,but right now it isn't working to well.When I have good days possibilities for me being happy work okay.I just want you to know from me that I will always love you in my life dad and that you can never be forgotten in my heart because I have so much love for you dad.I hope that your eternal life in Heaven is going great.Please dad be safe,happy,and greatful for such a wonderful father that Bobby Knapp will always have.I love you dad forever and ever.

Bobby Knapp,son of a terrific father

May 6, 2006

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