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Deputy U.S. Marshal Roy L. Frakes | United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Deputy U.S. Marshal

Roy L. Frakes

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Monday, July 20, 1992

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Illinois

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Deputy Marshal Roy Frakes and Special Deputy Marshal Harry Belluomini were shot and killed by a suspect who was attempting to escape from the federal courthouse in Chicago, Illinois. The suspect had removed his handcuffs with a smuggled key, assaulted a guard in the basement of the courthouse, and took her revolver. As he attempted to escape from the basement he encountered Deputy Marshal Frakes and shot him twice.

The suspect was then confronted by Special Deputy Marshal Belluomini and the two exchanged gunfire. Special Deputy Marshal Belluomini was mortally wounded and the suspect was seriously wounded. The man then committed suicide.

Deputy Marshal Frakes had served with the Marshals Service for one year. He was survived by his wife.

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Special Deputy Marshal Harry A. Belluomini
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Monday, July 20, 1992
Cause: Gunfire

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I sat right next to Roy in our Marshals Basic classroom. He was a good and decent man who was totally in love with and devoted to his wife Wendy who he never stopped talking about.

After all these years there has rarely been a day gone by that he has not crossed my mind at least once. I use what happened to him to teach new Deputies so that will NEVER happen under MY watch. In some way it makes me feel his death was not in vain.

CIDUSM David Frost
United States Marshals Service
April 17, 2014

 

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