Community honors UPS driver killed in Accent Signage shooting

6:28 AM, Mar 22, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - Nearly six months after the workplace shooting that left six people dead, the community is making sure the memory of victim Keith Basinski is not forgotten.

There was a movie screening Thursday at the Harrison Community Center for a documentary honoring his life.

The 50-year-old UPS driver was delivering a package to Accent Signage September 27 when Andrew Engeldinger opened fire.
Basinski and five workers were killed.

Basinski delivered packages in the Bryn Mawr and Harrison neighborhoods for 29 years.

After Basinski's death, those who used to receive packages on his route wanted to reach out to Basinski's family awnd loved ones with the film.

"He had an amazing story. He was a very, very kind individual, somebody that I would look up to," said filmmaker Iliana Wilson. "He was always cheerful, happy, helpful and that's the way I will remember him."

In the eight-minute film customers along Basinski's route talked about how they knew their UPS driver by name and always got a smile and a wave.

One even said she always chose UPS to make sure she'd get her package delivered from her UPS driver.

The film was followed by a reception and remembrances from neighbors, giving people the opportunity to share stories of his impact on the community.

Click here to watch the movie.

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