Deputy Christopher Knight’s funeral honors his life


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)— Deputy Christopher Knight’s funeral was held Tuesday at the Macon City Auditorium.

Law enforcement agencies along with local and state officials across Georgia came to pay their respects. Governor Brian Kemp and his wife Marty attended the ceremony as well.

Deputy Knight died Tuesday April 6 while working at the Bibb County Jail. He was stabbed by an inmate who was moving to suicide watch. He was 30 years old.

We spoke with Captain Gregory Jones about the type of person Deputy Knight was.

“Very nice young man, always full of joy and laughter. If you met him you would never forget him, great smile, family man, just an all around gentleman,” says Captain Jones.

During the service, Lieutenant Eady spoke about Deputy Knight as a coworker. He describes him as his “go-to guy”.

“What I loved about Mr. Christopher, he would always call me and let me know when everything was complete,” says Lt. Eady. “He’d be like anything else you need? and I’d be like carry on soldier, good job.”

Deputy Knight leaves behind a 2 year old daughter, his parents, and many other relatives, and friends.

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Ariel comes to Macon from Greenville, South Carolina where she worked for Fox Carolina as a photojournalist for 4 years. She was part of the team that won a Southeast Emmy for their coverage of Hurricane Dorian. During her time in Greenville she realized her true passion is on-air reporting. She's excited to join the Middle Georgia community to be able to tell the stories of the people who live there. She graduated from the University of South Florida in 2014 with a degree in Mass Communications. She’s originally from Boca Raton, Florida. She has 2 dogs (1 is back home) and a cat. When she's not at work she can be found training as an aerialist or exploring her new home. She also loves a good TV binge, her current favorite shows to watch are The Office, Gilmore Girls, and The West Wing. Feel free to reach out if you have a news tip or just want to say hello.