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Oct. 06, 1945
Caucasian Male / 56 yrs. of age
Kern County Sheriff's Dept.
Chief Deputy Sheriff
Death - Disaster
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Sat. Oct. 06, 1945
Chief Deputy Knott was killed in a flash flood while en route to serve papers in Inyokern. He had stopped briefly in Keene to advise its residents that a flash flood warning had been issued and that they should move to higher ground.
While speaking with residents in a local diner a flash flood struck and wiped away part of the building. Chief Deputy Knott was able to rescue two citizens before being caught in the flood. His body was recovered the following day approximately one mile from the diner.
Chief Deputy Knott had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and two daughters.