Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief Deputy Sheriff Howard Hamilton Knott

Kern County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Saturday, October 6, 1945

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Reflections for Chief Deputy Sheriff Howard Hamilton Knott

Chief Deputy Knott,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Kern County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 6, 2020

I never got to meet you Grandpa but I was told many stories of your life. You left behind four children and a beautiful wife. Daddy looked so much like you. Thank you for your service.

Leslie Knott Sluga

May 1, 2020

Rest in peace Chief Deputy Knott.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 14, 2020

REST-IN-PEACE My Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

April 23, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. You gave your life so others may live. We honor you on the 72nd anniversary of your E.O.W. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

October 6, 2017

I have been to and through Keene CA many times, & never knew of this incident. Thank you to Deputy Knott for his bravery. I trust he is remembered as a great man by his sons and daughters.

Stan Jefferson

October 6, 2015

Chief Deputy Sheriff Knott,

I am in awe of your story and those of your fellow officers. To lay your life down to help another in need sets such an amazing example of character, bravery and sacrifice for all. Thank you for your service. You are remembered and honored.

Rachel Vanetti
Law Enforcement Wife

September 30, 2012

There are so many poignant stories herein and yours is among many that touched me. I hope others will read and remember the ultimate heroism that you displayed many years ago, and see fit to pay tribute herein, as well. Thank you Chief Deputy Howard Knott.

Retired Detective Sergeant

March 28, 2011

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

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 64th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 6, 2009

On the 63rd anniversary of Chief Deputy Knott's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Chief Deputy Knott is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

October 6, 2008

Today on the anniversary of your death we remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 6, 2007

As one can clearly see from your photo, you must have been an intelligent, gentle and kind gentleman. You will not be forgotten as you are indeed a hero.

A citizen

October 6, 2004

Rest in peace Brother Howard, you are not forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs PD OK

January 17, 2004

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