Richard L. Knight
Richard L. Knight
  • November 16, 1929 - December 15, 2017
  • Nebraska

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Preceded in death by Parents: Leo & Netta, Sisters: Margaret George & Ellen Voss.
Survived by Wife: Linda. Children: David & Mary Knight, Dan & Angela Knight, Trevor & Christina Millikan. Grandchildren: Justin & Ashley Knight, Josh & Heather Knight, Ryan Knight, Jordan & Emily Knight, Emily Knight, Tripp Millikan, Turner Millikan. Great Grandchildren: Riley & Hudson Knight, Adriana Knight. Nieces, Nephews other Relatives & Friends
Memorial Service January 6th 11:00 am Crosby Funeral Home Chapel.

Dick was a self made man with no formal education. He graduated high school from Lincoln
Northeast; after which he worked with his father on the Rock Island railroad. He was also a
lineman for the power company. He soon joined the Navy and was deployed to Korea when
war broke out.
He married Dolores (Nerud) in Lincoln and moved to Omaha and was Police Chief in Ralston.
In 1955 he became a State Trooper and stationed out of North Platte--Badge #154 "as he
would tell the other law enforcement that stopped him for speeding." They had two sons David
and Daniel. The family moved back to Omaha where Dick switched careers to work 26 years as
terminal manager of P.I.E. ( Pacific Intermountain Express) trucking.
All the while being employed his entrepreneurship shined through. With that and his love of
water he helped start the scuba rescue team of 1972 and river boat patrol. He also helped start
the Dodge Park Marina. He was and avid boater.
Dick was a reserve deputy sheriff for Douglas Co. from 1971. This involved him in many rescues
during floods, river rescues, and a plane crash.
Retiring from P.I.E. in 1985 Dick went into partnership on Blair Marina. In May of 1988 his
restlessness showed again when he decided to start his own company Armored Knights Inc
which was composed of "a man and a truck" him. In August 1988 he married Linda (Millikan) a
Nurse, and together they grew the business which is 29 years old. In 2000 Dick obtained his
Private Detective license. In 2003 he was proud to build a state of the art armored car building
first in Omaha. In 2005 he was, while running his business, a police officer in Elkhorn and
noticeably the oldest registered and officer and best marksman. Dick was also a Washington
Co. Sheriff. Due to progressive blindness Dick turned his business over to his sons.
Dick was a gentle, kind, "gentleman" who loved friends and his family. He was the strongest
man who had no fear. Always a protector. He was a mans' man involved in everything law
enforcement, security, and risk taking. He wore many uniforms and was proud of them all.
Dick loved to wrestle and everyone was warned not to let him get his arm around your neck or
you were done for.
Before we leave today we have a message from Dick to everyone----"Don't do anything I
wouldn't do."
Lunch will be provided for everyone at Garden Cafe Rockbrook 11040 Oak Street following