Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Deputy Marshal Frank Edward McKnight

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

End of Watch Thursday, May 29, 2014

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Reflections for Special Deputy Marshal Frank Edward McKnight

RIP brother Frank.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

May 31, 2014

Rest in Peace Deputy Marshal. 1042. God bless his family and fellow Marshall's.

Det. JP McGrath(retired)
Schenectady Police Dept., NY

May 31, 2014

My Condolences to the family of Marshal McKnight and the US Marshal Service.

Cpl. Harvey Macy
NDW Region Police USNA/NSAA

May 31, 2014

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Special Deputy Marshal Frank McKnight. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of The United States will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

May 31, 2014

Rest with the Angels Special Deputy Marshal McNight. Your dedication, devotion, and years of service will never be forgotten. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives.

retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

May 31, 2014

In my prayers RIP Brother

Stephen Bruet, PPO II
NC Department of Public Service

May 31, 2014

I pray for your family and fellow officers that they can endure this terrible accident, and most of all for the bus driver. RIP brother.

Major Kevin L. Boyd
US Army
Former Savannah Georgia Police Officer

May 31, 2014

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

May 31, 2014

God bless Deputy Marshall McKnight's family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service brother.

Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York

May 31, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother.

Corporal B.P. SULLIVAN

May 31, 2014

Special Deputy Marshal Frank McKnight rest in peace you are now a member of an elite group The Thin Blue Line
of Heroes. There is no greater sacrifice that one can give
for his ellow man. To the Family I salute your lost loved one,
and pray for you during the days to come. Frank will be in
the company of heroes forevermore.

The Thin Blue Line of the Fallen are Standing at attention
Today, like many others,they welcome you to this hallowed place. As you march down the Thin Blue Line of the Fallen, all eyes are focused on you as if to say it will be ok you’re with your eternal partners. A salute follows and a tear can be seen on so many faces. Welcome, you served . Now come join the ranks, another member of The Thin Blue Line has come home.

Your Brother in Law enforcement

Dr. stan phillips Usa Ret, Ms, Bs
Walnut Grove Ms Police, Lt. retired

May 31, 2014

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Special Deputy Marshal Frank McKnight as well as to the United States Department of Justice, United States Marshals Service. Rest in peace Special Deputy Marshall McKnight, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

May 31, 2014

Rest in Peace.

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

May 31, 2014

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Retired)
Jerome County, Idaho

May 31, 2014

Thank you Special Deputy Marshal McKnight for your years of hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Rhode Island. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.


Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

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Ret PO David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Ontario Canada

May 31, 2014

Rest easy brother, you have stood your watch with pride and professionalism. Go to the promised place where you can look down to see your brothers continue what you have started. Thank you for your service. May the light of Christ ease the pain on the ones you have loved, and those who have loved you in return.

Chief Sean D. Creamer
TPSU; New Bern NC

May 31, 2014

Very sorrow to hear of the loss of this officer. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

P.O. (Ret) Donald Current
NY Police Dept. # 2461

May 31, 2014

Thank you for your service. Thoughts are with your blue and blood family during this difficult time. Rest in peace.

Deputy David Post
Reno Co Sheriff's Office Hutchinson, Ks.

May 31, 2014

Thank you for your service......RIP Deputy Marshal McKnight...Fly with the Angels

Val Naugle

May 31, 2014

Rest in peace good have served you country well.

Special Agent (Retired) W. Bertolani
Bureau of ATF, San Franacisco, CA

May 31, 2014

May the family's fond memories help them through this difficult time.

Patrol Officer (1979-1984)
Greeley Police Department

May 31, 2014

R I P Brother.

Ret.Officer Herbie Buck

May 31, 2014

So many in one day. Thank you for your service Deputy Marshall McKnight! Prayers going out to your family and fellow officers for their loss.

private citizen

May 31, 2014

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