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'A true leader and visionary'

Richard Knight, who was fire chief for Mason County Fire District 5/Central Mason Fire & EMS for 55 years, died May 20 at his home in Allyn. He was 87.

A date for a memorial service had not been set when the Journal went to press.

Knight joined what was then Mason County Fire Protection District 5 in 1955. The next year, he was named fire chief. He retired at the end of June 2011.

"Chief Knight's dedication to the citizens and the members of Central Mason Fire & EMS will forever be remembered," CMFE stated in a Facebook post. "He was a true leader and visionary."

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