Canberra truck driver Bob Knight, 66, was killed by a stray bullet as he drove past a shootout in Sydney’s south-west in June 2009. The gunshots were fired during an altercation between a group of men in the car park of KFC in Milperra Road, Milperra – the suburb which was the scene of Sydney’s most famous bikie massacre. Bob was shot in the head and despite this, still managed to pull his truck over, mitigating the loss of any further life. In 2015 Rise Above awarded the trophy to Bob’s wife, Jeanette and his son David. Each year Rise Above asks the trucking community to nominate anyone in the industry who has passed away to be considered for the award.
Each year we ask the Canberra trucking community to nominate anyone in the industry who has passed away to be considered for this award.
To nominate someone for the Bob Knight Memorial Award please email firstname.lastname@example.org