Mary Ann Knight, 64, of Sharon:
“My Dad was the assistant chief of police in Sharon, William Lavin. So he got me up to the Shenango Inn where I got to shake his hand. You can see me shaking his hand and the look on my face says it all. We knew he was coming there. He stood on the steps shaking hands. I was thinking he was the greatest thing ever.
“I remember being in high school when he was shot. Everybody was crying. I cried all weekend, watching that little black and white television.