Coworker of Mary Knowlton, "She was a great person"

Posted at 11:28 PM, Aug 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 23:29:15-04

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- Four In Your Corner sat down with one of the coworkers of Mary Knowlton, to speak about how the librarian and mother will be remembered best. 

"She was a great person, strong advocate for our library system and the kids that live in our community" said Tommy Scott.

Tommy Scott would know, he's the Director of Community Services for Charlotte County. Scott tells Fox 4 that as President and board member of "Friends of the Punta Gorda Library", Knowlton would push to raise money, bring programs to the area and was a strong voice for youth. 

"It still hasn't stunk in yet, it's just tough, as great of a person she was and how giving she was" says Scott. 

He also says the way she left this Earth, proves how dedicated she was to Punta Gorda. Knowlton's lived in the city for years, and still wanted to learn more about the inner workings of the city, government and the community. 

So she took part in the Citizens Academy at the Punta Gorda Police Department, where she was accidentally shot and killed by an officer during a role play shoot, don't shoot scenario. 

"Mary touched a lot of people's lives and I know that I feel privileged to have known her." 

The person who always had a "hello" to give, an ear to listen and a hug when you needed it. 

"She could light up a room with her smile."