Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill, 45, died in the line of duty at approximately 6:30 a.m. on January 18, 2018 while serving a warrant on a fugitive in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  He was a part of the Middle Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force which was executing an arrest warrant. 
While executing the warrant, the team was fired upon by a male subject who was in the residence.  Deputy Hill and two local task force officers were struck by gunfire during the assault.  Deputy Hill was transported immediately to UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  The other officers were treated for non-life threatening injuries.  The male subject who fired upon the officers died when officers returned fire.  The individual wanted on the arrest warrant was taken into custody.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Hill joined the United States Marshals Service in 2006 and served in the District of Columbia, Superior Court.  In 2009, he was promoted to Criminal Investigator and transferred to the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  Deputy Hill also served as a member of the Special Operations Group and was recognized for his service in Afghanistan.  Prior to joining the Marshals Service, Deputy Hill served our nation in the United States Army from 1993 to 1996.  Deputy Hill is survived by his wife and two children.



In 1992, Deputy U.S. Marshal Roy Frakes was killed by an inmate who was attempting to escape from the Federal Courthouse in Chicago, IL.  The prisoner also shot and killed Court Security Officer Harry Belluomini, before fatally shooting himself.  This incident led to the creation of the Director's Belluomini Award which recognized Court Security Officers for providing security and protection during hostile and or threatening situations.

The U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund would like to remember Deputy U.S. Marshal Roy Frakes for his exemplary service and commend his legacy and golf outing for providing 44 college scholarships and raising over $75,000.

On August 25, 2015, twenty three years after the tragic loss of DUSM Roy Frakes, his brother Robbie Frakes became a Court Security Officer in the Central District of Illinois at the Peoria Federal Courthouse.  Robbie Frakes was an Illinois State Police Officer for 25 years

The USMS is honored that Robbie Frakes has chosen to contiue service to his country as a Court Security Officer.


 (CSO Robbie Frakes)









The U.S. Marshals Service Hockey Team has worked with vendor Howie's Hockey Tape in order to create a commemorative hockey puck in memory of Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force Deputy Commander Patrick Carothers. The hockey pucks are for sale by Howie's for $5.00/puck. The U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund will receive a $2.00 donation from each puck sold. Please support the USMS Hockey Team, the SBF, and Pat's memory.  Go to for details!



This print is in a series of police related prints by artist Joseph M. Getsinger.  This print is dedicated to the U.S. Marshals Service and those Police Departments who work with the U.S. Marshals to bring in fugitives from justice. This image was created by nationally renowned artist Joseph M. Getsinger.   This print depicts a scene in a city scape where U.S. Marshals, Sheriffs Deputies, State Police, Municipal Police, and K-9 handlers, including a U.S. Marshals helicopter, are surrounding a building in search of fugitives.   

This is a great gift for any current or retired U.S. Marshal, Police Officers, their families or collectors of Police memorabilia. You can even see a subject peering out of the window on the second floor. You will be very satisfied with the printing quality when you see it. 

Mr. Getsinger is best known for his extensive body of work depicting crisp, richly painted Rockwellian genre vignettes of Police and Firefighters. Getsingers' treatment of the conceptual appears above.  His rendering is a touching and poignant recreation of the many fugitive operations conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service and those police departments throughout the country assisting them.

These signed and numbered Limited Edition Lithographic prints measure  20 x 26" have been printed on acid free stock. The prints are sold un-matted and unframed, so you may have them done to compliment your own decor and personal preferences. We have seen a number of them framed in various ways and each looked unique. This is something you can treasure for generations to come.

Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Getsinger, 50% of the sales price from each print goes to the U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund to help us support the families of our fallen Heroes!  Please click on the link below to order one of the unique and beautiful prints.



The U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund deeply regrets to inform you that Deputy Commander Pat Carothers of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force died in the line of duty this morning.Deputy Commander Carothers was part of a fugitive task force executing an arrest warrant for a fugitive wanted for attempted murder of police officers, domestic violence, and unlawfully discharging a weapon. The fugitive had been located at a trailer near Ludowici, Georgia.  The task force team was making entry when Deputy Commander Carothers sustained two fatal rounds.  The team immediately transported Deputy Commander Carothers to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  The fugitive was also shot by return fire and is deceased.  No other law enforcement personnel were injured during this incident.  

Please keep the Carothers family, along with the men and women of the U.S. Marshals Service, in your prayers as they grieve the loss of a friend, co-worker, mentor, husband, father and Hero.

The U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund hand delivered a benefit check to Deputy Commander Pat Carothers's family the day after he made the ultimate sacrifice.  As always, your support allows us to help the families of our fallen heroes in their greatest hour of need.  We ask that you keep the family, friends, and colleagues of Deputy Commander Carothers in your thoughts and prayers.

State and local law enforcement agencies wishing to support the funeral services for Deputy Commander Pat Carothers should plan to be at the Greater Atlanta Christian School at 10:00 a.m.on Saturday, November 26, 2016.

  Law enforcement parking can be accessed from Oakbrook Parkway via the second driveway southwest of the intersection at Indian Trail Road.  Staff will be present to direct parking from the driveway entrance. 

At 11:00 a.m., a receiving line will be formed in anticipation of the arrival of Deputy Commander Carothers, his family, and coworkers.  The motorcade will arrive and the family will be escorted into the venue.  There will be a waiting period after their arrival, so attendees will need to standby outside of the auditorium.  Facilities will be provided by the school which can be used as waiting areas.  At approximately 1:00 p.m., attendees will begin to enter the auditorium and will be directed to a law enforcement seating area.  

Once the service ends, law enforcement will be directed outside to assemble a line of honor.


Greater Atlanta Christian School

1575 Indian Trail Lilburn Road

Norcross, Georgia  30093

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the

USMS Survivor Benefit Fund