Highway Patrol Trooper Kurt David Knapp
October 19, 1998 - May 8, 2004
Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Kurt David Knapp, 28, died early Saturday morning after a two-vehicle wreck on I-10, near Comfort in Kendall County. Knapp joined the DPS in October 1998 and graduated from the Training Academy in April 1999. His first duty station as a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper was in Ozona. He was promoted to Trooper II in April 2003 and transferred to Fredericksburg in June 2003. Trooper Knapp had received several commendations. Trooper Knapp was born in Prescott, Ariz., and raised in Kerrville, Texas. He graduated from Tivy High School in Kerrville in May 1994 and received his Associates degree from Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas, in May 1996. Trooper Knapp is survived by his wife, a young son and daughter. Trooper Knapp is the 77th Texas Department of Public Safety officer to die in the line of duty.