Special Deputy Marshal Frank McKnight
United States Department of Justice – United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Thursday, May 29, 2014
Tour of Duty: 38 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Date of Incident: May 28, 2014
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Agency Contact Information
Director Stacia Hylton
United States Department of Justice – United States Marshals Service
2604 Jefferson Davis Highway
Office of the Director
Alexandria, VA 22301
Phone: (202) 307-9100
Special Deputy Marshal Frank McKnight succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was struck by a transit bus outside of the U.S. District Courthouse in Providence, Rhode Island.
He was on duty and using a crosswalk between the courthouse and the John O. Pastore Building when the bus attempted a left turn and struck him. He was transported Rhode Island Hospital where succumbed to his injuries.
Deputy Marshal was a Rhode Island National Guard veteran and had served with the United States Marshals Service as a court security officer for 13 years. He had previously retired from the North Kingstown Police Department as a lieutenant with 25 years of service.
The court officer, who was hit by a RIPTA bus in Providence, has died.
Frank McKnight, 69 of North Kingstown, was crossing Washington Street Wednesday, when the accident happened.
In a release sent to NBC 10 by the Department of Justice, U.S. Marshal Jamie Hainsworth said " I am deeply saddened to announce the passing of federal Court Security Officer Frank McKnight, 69, of North Kingstown. Officer McKnight passed away at Rhode Island Hospital at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Officer McKnight’s family was by his side."
A retired North Kingstown police officer with 25 years of service, having retired at the rank of Lieutenant, Officer McKnight was a court security officer for the past 13 years, most recently assigned to the U.S. District Court building.
The bus driver is on paid leave pending the investigation.