Daniel “Danny” Lee Knapp
United States Department of Justice – Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Thursday, December 29, 2011
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 6 years
Badge # Not available
Location: Puerto Rico
Incident Date: 12/29/2011
Weapon: Not available
Suspect: Not available
Special Agent Daniel Knapp drowned while attempting to rescue a distressed swimmer in the ocean at Playa Escondida, Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
Agent Knapp was on vacation at the beach with a friend when they saw the man calling for help and struggling in the water. Agent Knapp immediately entered the water in an attempt to rescue the man, but became distressed himself. The man he was attempting to rescue was pulled from the water and survived, however, Agent Knapp drowned.
Agent Knapp had served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for six years.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Director Robert Mueller
United States Department of Justice – Federal Bureau of Investigation
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
J. Edgar Hoover Building
Washington, DC 20535
Phone: (202) 324-3000