A Secret Service Agent Has Passed Away

Posted: Jul 18, 2018 1:30 PM

United States Secret Service Agent Nole Remagen suffered a stroke while on President Trump's recent trip to Europe for the NATO summit and his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. On Tuesday, he passed away.

"Earlier this week, United States Secret Service Special Agent Nole Edward Remagen suffered a stroke while on duty in Scotland. Yesterday, he passed away, surrounded by family and fellow Secret Service agents. Our hearts are filled with sadness over the loss of a beloved and devoted Special Agent, husband, and father. Our prayers are with Special Agent Remagen’s loved ones, including his wife and two young children. We grieve with them and with his Secret Service colleagues, who have lost a friend and a brother," President Trump said in a statement Wednesday afternoon.
"A five-year veteran of the United States Marines, Special Agent Remagen spent 19 years with the Secret Service. At the time of his passing, he was among the elite heroes who serve in the Presidential Protection Division of the Secret Service. Melania and I are deeply grateful for his lifetime of devotion, and today, we pause to honor his life and 24 years of service to our Nation," he continued. "The incredible men and women of the United States Secret Service travel wherever they are needed around the world, spend long periods of time away from their families, and make tremendous sacrifices for our safety and security. They make up the most elite protective agency in the world, universally admired for their extraordinary skill, devotion, and courage. We are forever in their debt."

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders also expressed condolences.

President Trump and first lady Melania left for Joint Base Andrews Wednesday afternoon to pay their respects.

“The President and First Lady are en route to Joint Air Force Base Andrews to pay their respects to the family of fallen United States Secret Service Special Agent Nole Edward Remagen who suffered a stroke while on duty in Scotland," the White House released in a statement. "As the President said in his statement.