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IN MEMORIUM: DEPUTY U.S. MARSHAL CHRISTOPHER DAVID HILL KILL IN THE LINE OF DUTY 01/18/2018

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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

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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)