Hero Down: Secret Service Special Agent Nole Remagen Dies On-Duty In Scotland
Turnberry, South Ayrshire, SCOTLAND – United States Secret Service Special Agent Nole Remagen died in the line of duty on Tuesday, after suffering a stroke at President Donald Trump’s Scottish resort the night prior.
Special Agent Remagen, 42, was working a midnight shift, providing protection for National Security Advisor John Bolton, when colleagues found him unresponsive, CNN reported.
His fellow agents and a White House doctor tended to him until an ambulance arrived to take him to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.
He died on Tuesday, President Trump said in a statement.
“Earlier this week, United States Secret Service Special Agent Nole Edward Remagen suffered a stroke while on duty in Scotland,” President Trump said. “Yesterday, he passed away, surrounded by family and fellow Secret Service agents.”
Special Agent Remagen, the son of a retired Secret Service employee, leaves behind his wife and two young children, CNN reported.
“Our hearts are filled with sadness over the loss of a beloved and devoted Special Agent, husband, and father,” President Trump continued. “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.”
Special Agent Remagen was a five-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and went on to serve 19 years with the Secret Service, the President said.
“At the time of his passing, he was among the elite heroes who serve in the Presidential Protection Division of the Secret Service,” he said. “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.”
On Wednesday, the President and First Lady traveled from the White House on the Marine One helicopter to Joint Base Andrews to pay their respects as Special Agent Remagen’s body arrived back in the United States, The Washington Post reported.
Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, were also in attendance.
U. S. Secret Service said that Special Agent Remagen “exemplified” the agency’s core values of “justice, duty, courage, honesty and loyalty,” and that he was “forever worthy of trust and confidence,” according to a Wednesday press release.
The agency also thanked United States and Scottish militaries, law enforcement, and medical personnel for their support and assistance in the wake of Special Agent Remagen’s death.
“You have all treated Special Agent Remagen as one of your own, and for that we are eternally grateful,” the Secret Service said.
“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,” President Trump said in his statement. “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.”
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to assist the agent’s family with post-funeral expenses, and had raised more than $100,000 as of Wednesday.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of United States Secret Service Special Agent Nole Remagen, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.