Former Georgetown Fire Department member is killed in North Carolina

Frank Booth, who was a longtime member of the Georgetown Fire Department and retired superintendent of Wilton’s Department of Public Works,  was killed Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 after being struck by a car while directing traffic in front of a school in Iredell  County, N.C. Mr. Booth, 59, worked as a school crossing guard.

According to NBC Charlotte, shortly after 3 p.m., Mr. Booth was struck by a car driven by a 23-year-old woman who claimed she did not see him. He died a short time later at the hospital.

The woman, Sarah McMinn, was not speeding, according to investigators, and was not impaired. She has not been charged, according to NBC, but the case was sent for review by the district attorney’s office.

Wilton Police Capt. John Lynch said many police officers in town knew Mr. Booth well. “He was well respected and a friend to many here in town.

“Frank died where he spent most of his life…. on the road. Frank always had a smile on his face, a cigar in his mouth, he made great chili and was a long time member of the Georgetown Fire Department. Frank was a man that would do anything to help and worked so well between town departments.”

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