Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Donald V. Knott

Long Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, August 26, 1967

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Reflections for Patrolman Donald V. Knott

IT'S BEEN OVER 50 YEARS AND IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY WHEN I VIEWED THE TERRIBLE PICTURES OF YOU AND BILL IN THE LBPD CRIME LAB. IT ALL HAPPENED SO QUICK. I WAS OFF DUTY THAT NIGHT AND LEARNED ABOUT IT THE NEXT DAY. LOSING FRIENDS AND FELLOW OFFICERS THAT WAY IS ALWAYS HEARTBREAKING AND DIFFICULT. I STILL SEE BOTH YOUR FACES EVERYDAY AS I HAVE YOUR HERALD EXAMINER PICTURES FRAMED AND POSTED RIGHT BELOW MY BIG SCREEN TV, SEE THEM EVERY DAY AND NIGHT. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I AM NOW 80 AND YOU TWO NEVER GOT TO EXPERIENCE A LOT OF THINGS LIFE HAD TO OFFER, AND SORRY ABOUT THAT. YOU DIED SERVING THE PEOPLE OF LONG BEACH AND YOU ARE HEROS.

RETIRED LBPD PATROLMAN/NARCOTICS OFF.
LONG BEACH CA. POLICE DEPARTMENT

January 27, 2021

IT'S BEEN OVER 50 YEARS AND IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY WHEN I VIEWED THE TERRIBLE PICTURES OF YOU AND DON IN THE LBPD CRIME LAB. IT ALL HAPPENED SO QUICK. I WAS OFF DUTY THAT NIGHT AND LEARNED ABOUT IT THE NEXT DAY. LOSING FRIENDS AND FELLOW OFFICERS THAT WAY IS ALWAYS HEARTBREAKING AND DIFFICULT. I STILL SEE BOTH YOUR FACES EVERYDAY AS I HAVE YOUR HERALD EXAMINER PICTURES FRAMED AND POSTED RIGHT BELOW MY BIG SCREEN TV, SEE THEM EVERY DAY AND NIGHT. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I AM NOW 80 AND YOU TWO NEVER GOT TO EXPERIENCE A LOT OF THINGS LIFE HAD TO OFFER, AND SORRY ABOUT THAT. YOU DIED SERVING THE PEOPLE OF LONG BEACH AND YOU ARE HEROS.

RETIRED LBPD PATROLMAN/NARCOTICS OFF.
LONG BEACH, CA. POLICE DEPT.

January 27, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 26, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Knott.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 26, 2019

Rest in Peace. Was fellow officer. I provided picture from newspaper publication.

Long Beach Patrolman, Larry A. Carter
Long Beacch Police Department

March 28, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 51st anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 26, 2018

Don, yes it has been a long time and I remember that day you left us all. We went to school together and sometimes you would let me drive your Porsche (but not without sitting in the passenger's seat). I still tell your story to others including police officers.

Sgt. Carl Schellenger (ret 1986)
Huntington Beach CA Police

May 15, 2018

Your POA helped the families of the 43 law enforcement officers whose killers were on death row in 2012 by helping our families preserve the death penalty.

You are remembered today. I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

April 14, 2013

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Knott. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

August 26, 2009

Patrolman Knott,
On today, the 41st anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you and your partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Long Beach. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

August 26, 2008

Always remembered.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

August 26, 2007

It's been a long time since you left us but the memories go back a lon way. I remember when you were driving ambulance and wanted so much to be a police officer. You made it and it's a shame that your time was cut so short. You are not forgotten. I have both your picture and Bill's news items and pictures framed and on my office wall so I will never forget.

Retired-Larry Carter
Long Beach Ca. Police

December 2, 2004

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