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A plaque honoring Spokane Firefighter John Knighten was unveiled on Monday A plaque honoring Spokane Firefighter John Knighten was unveiled on Monday
SPOKANE, Wash. -
In front of Fire Station #4 Monday night, friends and family remembered a brother, a husband and a father known not only for his outgoing personality but also his courage.  

A 19 year veteran of the fire department, John Knighten was diagnosed with cancer 4 years ago. After a bone marrow transplant, he was able to return to work but unfortunately the cancer returned. John lost his battle with cancer exactly one year ago on Monday.  

As part of the firefighters memorial project, John's wife Shawna and his three daughters unveiled a plaque in front of the fire station he had been apart of for so many years.

John's wife says Monday was another example of the support her family has received from the fire department and the entire Spokane community through this difficult time.

John's plaque is just the second of 17 which will be placed where firefighters gave their lives in the line of duty. The next plaque will be dedicated in the Garland District in two weeks.

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