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.