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PROVIDENCEâ€”Last Wednesday afternoon, security officer Frank McKnight was struck by a RIPTA bus on Washington Street in Providence just outside the federal courthouse, causing injuries to which he succumbed on Thursday around 6:30 p.m. The 69 year-old, who served as a security officer for 12 years, had been a North Kingstown police officer from 1975 until his retirement in April 2002.
â€śHe was a very personable guy, very soft spoken in how he dealt with people,â€ť said North Kingstown Police Chief Thomas Mulligan about McKnight. â€śHe was very much a people person and could strike up a conversation with anybody and make them feel comfortable.â€ť
Last Friday, a number of state and local officials gave their condolences to McKnightâ€™s family, as well as to colleagues past and present, regarding the officerâ€™s passing.