A memorial service for Lynden’s interim police chief, who was fatally struck by a car, will be held Nov. 20 in Bellingham.
Lynden Police Department announced the details of Chief Michael Knapp’s service Tuesday. The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. at Bellingham Christ the King Church. Lynden Christ the King Church will also livestream the service.
Knapp, 79, was hit by a car while crossing Fourth Street in Lynden on Nov. 5. He died a day later from his injuries.
A U.S. Army veteran, Knapp also worked as an FBI special agent and served as police chief of several Whatcom County agencies. He served as Ferndale police chief from 2005-2016 when he retired. In his retirement, he served as Blaine and Lynden’s interim police chiefs.
Knapp is survived by his wife, daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren.
A memorial fund was established at People’s Bank. Donations can be made to the “Chief Michael Knapp Memorial Fund” at any People’s Bank location or the Lynden Police Department.