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Officer Daniel Knight
Sector 2
Years with PPD: 21
Contact 650-8657

Officer Daniel Knight is a 21-year veteran of the Portland Police Department, having joined the department in April of 1988. Officer Knight is a native of Yarmouth and graduated from Yarmouth High School in 1982. He joined the United States Air Force in 1983 and received an honorable discharge in 1987. Officer Knight has been assigned to the Patrol Division on various teams, and has been one of our lead bike patrol officers and the face of community policing for many years. His work started in the Parkside neighborhood and since then his focus has expanded to include the whole peninsula at various times. He has been very active in the Midtown area for the last three years. Some of the facts about Dan and his career at the Portland Police Department are:

In 1997 he received a legislative proclamation for 3 years of dedication and devotion to Portlandís neighborhood Community Policing.

He is a a hotline volunteer for Ingraham.

He is a CIT Officer and a long time member of the crisis negotiation team.

The Houston Police Department presented Dan with a Life Saving Award (2004) and the Humanitarian Service Award 2006) while participating on a bicycle relay team to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society..

Dan was awarded the department Commendation for Heroism for an April 1992 incident, after having led several people to safety from a burning building. He was also awarded the department commendation for Bravery in 992 for disarming an individual who was threatening to injure himself and others.

He was awarded the Kiwanis Club Officer of the Year Award for 1991.

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