As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
May 31, 2014
RI Deputy Marshal dies after struck by transit bus
Officer Down: Frank McKnight - [Providence, Rhode Island]
End of Service: 05/30/2014
By PoliceOne Staff
PROVIDENCE — A Special Deputy Marshal succumbed to his injuries one day after he was struck on a crosswalk by a Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus outside of the U.S. District Courthouse in Providence where he worked.
Special Deputy Marshal Frank McKnight, 69, was a Rhode Island National Guard veteran and had served with the United States Marshals Service as a court security officer for 13 years, according to ODMP.
He was crossing the street using the crosswalk when bus driver, Katherine Gormley, 64, attempted to make a left turn and struck him.
The Providence Journal reports Gormley had 13 years of experience driving for the transit company and that it’s unclear if she was distracted.
McKnight had previously retired from the North Kingstown Police Department as a lieutenant with 25 years of service.
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