Local legislator pushing for bill to protect DCFS workers
SPRINGFIELD– With new administration sworn in in the Illinois state capitol comes new hope for a Dixon man who is fighting to keep DCFS workers safe after his wife, Pam Knight, was killed on the job. Last year a bill failed that would make the penalty harsher for crimes against DCFS workers, but one local lawmaker isn’t taking no for an answer.
59-year-old Pam Knight from Dixon was beaten to death on the job while checking on the welfare of a two-year-old.
It’s been more than a year since the deadly attack, and Pam’s husband, Don, is making it his mission to protect workers like Pam trying to keep kids safe.
“Please, I’m asking the public, I’m asking the house to pass this bill. We need it, and we need it for Pam,” said Don back in April when he asked lawmakers face to face why they turned down a bill calling for harsher penalties for people who hurt DCFS workers on the job.