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IN MEMORIAM: DUSM Chase White

[11.29.18]

It is with deep regret we share the tragic death of Deputy United States Marshal Chase White.  Deputy White was shot and killed while executing a felony arrest warrant on November 29, 2018, in Tucson, Arizona.  The subject of the arrest warrant was captured and is being held for the murder of Deputy White.

Chase White joined the U.S. Marshals Service in 2015.  He is a member of the U.S. Air Force and was scheduled to return to active duty on November 30, 2018.  He is survived by his wife and their four children, whose ages range from 7-14.

The U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund hand delivered a benefit check to Deputy U.S. Marshal White's family this past weekend. We also made a commitment to the White family that the Fund's education assistance program will be there for the White children. 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 White in your thoughts and prayers.

IN MEMORIAM: Vaughn Troy Aiken

[09.11.18]

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

[08.27.18]

 

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

[01.21.18]
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.

THE SBF REMEMBERS DUSM ROY FRAKES

[01.18.18]

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)