Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Daniel Lee "Danny" Knapp

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, December 29, 2011

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Reflections for Special Agent Daniel Lee "Danny" Knapp

o the family and friends of Special Agent Daniel Knapp, his fellow agents, and most especially to Danny:

We honor your service to your community as a police officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Daniel gave his life to save another in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To Daniel's family, you are in my heart's embrace today. I share his parents anguish in losing a beloved child which surely has to be life's greatest sorrow.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinguished service Daniel gave to his community and the citizens of our country, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 29, 2011.

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

January 2, 2012

RIP Danny. Thank you for your sacrifice.

SA Knight
FBI - Buffalo

January 2, 2012

Daniel was, for lack of a better word, the perfect boyfriend. He may have saved Hector's life that day, but he was my hero way before. The way he lit up my life with his kindness and selflessness, his great sense of humor and his desire to always choose the right. I was so blessed to have met him and I feel extremely fortunate that he chose me to share his last months alive.
I miss you, D!

Jemari
Girlfriend

January 2, 2012

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis County Police Dept

January 2, 2012

Thanks for your service. Rest at ease sir. Your watch is over now. Job well done. We are in your debt. Our thoughts and prayers to your family during this time.

Jeffrey Mitchell
Operation Bald Eagle

January 2, 2012

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

January 1, 2012

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Special Agent Daniel Knapp. Rest in Peace Brother, We now have the Watch.

PBA
Town of Camillus Police Department, Central New York

January 1, 2012

Thank you for your service and sacrifice

Trooper
Virginia State Police

January 1, 2012

Special Agent Daniel Knapp, my family's prayers will be with you and your family. You dedicated your life to protecting America and protecting life to the end of your life. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. God bless you.

Manatee Refuge Officer Walter Duran
US Fish and Wildlife Service

January 1, 2012

Thank you for your service and dedication to both your community and country. Your sacrifice shall be honor for eternity. May God watch over your family and protect them. We now have the watch. Godspeed and God bless.

Deputy R. L. Matthews NC
Father of Deputy C. Brian Matthews E.O.W. 9/30/2005

January 1, 2012

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Special Angent Daniel "Danny" Lee Knapp. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God. Your service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of The United States will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

January 1, 2012

A hero of the true standard, taken too early being a hero. Rest in peace.

Mother of a Sargeant
Colorado Springs PD

January 1, 2012

Thank you agent lee for your service to the people of Puerto Rico, going beyond your duties and giving your life to save another person's life. As a police officer in Puerto Rico you have all my admiration and I thank your family for loaning us such a brave and dedicated person.

police officer Hector Rosa
Guaynabo City police

January 1, 2012

Be at rest. God Bless.

Officer - K9
UK Prison Service

January 1, 2012

What you did was very heroic, the kid who was saved is saying he's being tortured by the fact that you died saving him.I really hope your family give that kid comfort and help him understand that you died being a HERO. There's only a few people who are willing to die to save the life of others.

Tatianna Irizarry - A Citizen

January 1, 2012

Rest in Peace

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

January 1, 2012

Rest in Peace brother, the lord has called your name for a reason. Patrol the heavenly gates and watch over us.... and to the family.... Remember not how your loved one left us but share the memories your loved one has created....

Officer C. Moran
Nevada Department of Corrections

December 31, 2011

RIP.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD

December 31, 2011

Thank you for serving our great nation, I'm sure the people of Puerto Rico respects the courage you had and give you thanks for your sacrifice.

E6 Jones, Roberto
U.S. Army

December 31, 2011

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
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Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 31, 2011

Danny was a hero long before the unfortunate event of this tragic day. The way he lived his selfless and service oriented life was truly heroic. He was brother and a friend. I will miss him dearly. My condolences to his loved ones.

SA Sullivan
FBI San Juan

December 31, 2011

Thank you for your service Brother. You are a true Hero!

Det.
VBPD

December 31, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Special Agent Knapp as well as the brotherhood at Federal Bureau of Investigation. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

December 31, 2011

R.I.P. dear brother. Prayers for your agency and family.

Chaplain Paul Grady
Knoxville Police Department, Knoxville, TN

December 31, 2011

May God comfort his family, but they should also be proud and happy to know that he is an American Hero. Oorah

Sgt. Kuilan San Juan Puerto Rico
USMC

December 31, 2011

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