U.S. Secret Service Agent Dies on Duty in Scotland


A United States Secret Service agent died Tuesday after suffering a stroke while serving as part of President Donald Trump’s security detail in Scotland.

Secret Service said in a statement that Special Agent Nole E. Remagen’s body will arrive at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Joint Base Andrews by U.S. Air Force military airlift.

"The Secret Service extends our heartfelt appreciation for the support received from all of our partners in the military, law enforcement, and medical communities, here in the United States and in Scotland," the statement read. "You have all treated Special Agent Remagen as one of your own, and for that we are eternally grateful."

Secret Service reported Tuesday that Remagen suffered a "severe cerebrovascular accident" Sunday. The law enforcement agency didn’t release Remagen’s name until Wednesday, but called him "a dedicated professional of the highest order." Remagen, a Marine Corps and 19-year Secret Service veteran, passed away surrounded by immediate family members and fellow Secret Service agents.

CNN reported Remagen was working on National Security Adviser John Bolton’s midnight protection shift at Trump's Turnberry golf resort in Scotland when coworkers found him unresponsive. Law enforcement officials told the network a White House doctor tended to Remagen before transferring him to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow where he later died.

The president spend the weekend at Turnberry after meeting with NATO leaders in Brussels last week and ahead of his summit Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

The White House released a statement Wednesday in which Trump remembered Remagen as "a beloved and devoted Special Agent, husband, and father."

The Secret Service thanked emergency personnel in Scotland and White House medical professionals for providing "exceptional care and support" for Remagen. Remagen is the 37th Secret Service agent to die in the line of duty since 1902. The last agent to die while in service was Christopher J. Smith, who died of a heart attack in 2005.

Hunter Lovell

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Hunter Lovell is a 2018 investigative reporting intern for the Washington Free Beacon. He is a rising senior at Louisiana State University studying political communication with minors in political science and business. Hunter has worked as a sports anchor, reporter and producer for LSU’s student-run television station, Tiger TV. He has also written several news stories for the school newspaper, the Daily Reveille. Hunter is a three-time Society of Professional Journalist finalist and received third place for AP Best College Sports Story in 2016.

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