Film honors UPS driver killed in Accent Signage Systems shooting - New York News

Film honors UPS driver killed in Accent Signage Systems shooting

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He made every customer feel like they were his favorite, and a filmmaker is honoring UPS worker Keith Basinski, who was killed in Minnesota's deadliest workplace shooting, by telling his story.

Investigators say Basinski was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was one of six people shot and killed at Accent Signage Systems in September, and his death deeply shook the community he called home and the customers he saw regularly on his routes.

"In the neighborhood, Keith was really -- for us -- the face of that tragedy," said Deacon Warner.

Warner admits he didn't know Basinski as closely as others in his neighborhood did, but he saw him day after day for years.

"I knew him by waving. He waved to everybody, so you couldn't help but notice Keith running around the neighborhood," Warner said. "He would wave to anyone he saw along the way."

Along the way, he'd pass by Accent Signage Systems until he stopped for his last delivery. The day after the shooting, some of Basinski's customers shared their memories of him with FOX 9 News -- again, always waving with a smile.

That same sentiment echoed throughout Bryn Mawr and Harrison neighborhoods. Finally, a friend of Warner's suggested they make a short film so that Basinski's family understood how much he meant to the community.

Shooting on weekends and editing at night, they created an 8-minute film that Warner believes could become a lesson on making a personal impact through moments.

"He was always in a hurry. He was running up steps constantly, but he always had time to pause and talk with people -- his customers on the route," Warner said. "Now that we've finished it, it feels like something that's worth sharing with a larger audience. It's just a very nice story of the importance of how we treat other people."

The film will be shown at the Harrison Community Center at 7 p.m. and will eventually be made available online.

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