In Memorium: Vaughn Troy Aiken
We are sorry to announce the death of one of our dedicated adminstrative employees. Vaughn Aiken passed away on September 3rd lovingly surrounded by friends and family. His death is a direct result of his exposure to toxins from the September 11th terror attacks on the World Trade Center working in New York City at the time. The U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund hand delivered a benefit check to the Vaughn Aiken family on September 7th. As always, your support allows us to help the families in their hour of need. We ask that you keep the family, friends, and colleagues of Vaughn Aiken in your thoughts and prayers.
2018 Tour de Force NY – Military Academy Ride – September 7 -10, 2018
The Tour de Force's dual mission is to honor the victims of 9/11 by keeping their memory alive through cycling events and to raise funds to benefit the families of law enforcement officers nationwide who were killed in the line of duty, making the ultimate sacrifice.
Tour de Force recognized our fallen hero, Deputy Commander Pat Carothers, and provided his family with a very generous gift this past Christmas. In solidarity with our Brothers and Sisters with Tour de Force we ask you visit their website and support them as their team members complete their annual ride to honor the memory of the brave souls lost on 9/11. This year’s ride will begin at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY and conclude at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.
For more information about Tour de Force NY and their 2018 ride please visit www.tourdeforceny.com
IN MEMORIUM: DEPUTY U.S. MARSHAL CHRISTOPHER DAVID HILL KILL IN THE LINE OF DUTY 01/18/2018
THE SBF REMEMBERS DUSM ROY FRAKES
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)
USMS HOCKEY PUCKS
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 usmarshalsfund.org/shop/ for details!