Kenneth B. Knapp

Troop C - July 17, 1945
Kenneth B. Knapp




On July 17, 1945, Trooper Kenneth B. Knapp, 36, was assigned to handle a domestic complaint in the hamlet of Colchester. Upon his arrival, he was informed by the wife that she had been locked out of the house by her husband. Trooper Knapp looked through a window and observed the husband inside the house, lying face down on the floor next to a shotgun. Trooper Knapp entered the residence believing the subject had committed suicide. When Trooper Knapp entered the room, the husband shot him in the head with a 16 gauge shotgun. Several hours later, while barricaded, the husband committed suicide.

Trooper Knapp joined Troop C on December 15, 1931 and was assigned to the Delhi Station at the time of his death.