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      Federal court officer dies after injuries sustained from bus hit

      Officer Frank McKnight

      The court officer, who was hit by a RIPTA bus in Providence, has died.

      Frank McKnight, 69 of North Kingstown, was crossing Washington Street Wednesday, when the accident happened.

      In a release sent to NBC 10 by the Department of Justice, U.S. Marshal Jamie Hainsworth said " I am deeply saddened to announce the passing of federal Court Security Officer Frank McKnight, 69, of North Kingstown. Officer McKnight passed away at Rhode Island Hospital at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Officer McKnight's family was by his side."

      A retired North Kingstown police officer with 25 years of service, having retired at the rank of Lieutenant, Officer McKnight was a court security officer for the past 13 years, most recently assigned to the U.S. District Court building.

      The bus driver is on paid leave pending the investigation.

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