President Trump and others are honoring the loss of United States Secret Service Special Agent Nole Edward Remagen who died after suffering a massive stroke while the presidential protection team accompanied the president in Scotland.
Remagen had served in the Marines and in the Secret service for a combined 24 years. He was “among the elite heroes” at the time of his death, according to Trump.
Special Agent Nole Remagen – Forever Worthy of Trust and Confidence. pic.twitter.com/dDCdw6t9IX
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) July 18, 2018
In Remembrance: Special Agent Nole E. Remagen. This week the U.S. Secret Service lost one of America’s finest. We ask for your thoughts and prayers for his family, friends and colleagues. Forever Worthy of Trust and Confidence. More: https://t.co/bv2V4XKZFs pic.twitter.com/ykAVxsRaN7
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) July 18, 2018
In a statement, President Trump said he is continually praying for Remagen’s wife and children. He said secret service agents endlessly sacrifice time from their families so that they can faithfully serve to keep the president safe, accruing an unpayable debt.
“Earlier this week, United States Secret Service Special Agent Nole Edward Remagen suffered a stroke while on duty in Scotland,” the statement read. “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.”
“A five-year veteran of the United States Marines, Special Agent Remagen spent 19 years with the Secret Service,” Trump continued in the statement. “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.”
And, “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,” the president added.
The President and First Lady are traveling to Andrews Air Force base to pay respects to fallen Secret Service agent who suffered a stroke in Scotland.
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) July 18, 2018
First Lady Melania Trump and others in his administration also responded to the loss:
The dedicated @SecretService work tirelessly & often behind the scenes to keep our family safe. @POTUS & I thank you for your service & all that you do. Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Special Agent Nole Edward Remagen.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) July 18, 2018
Vice President Pence and Second Lady Karen –
Karen & I joined @POTUS & @FLOTUS today to honor the life & service of a courageous American @SecretService Special Agent Nole E. Remagen…a hero who served w/ distinction in the @SecretService & @USMC for 24 yrs. We will keep Nole’s precious family & colleagues in our prayers. https://t.co/UOczpaIhgk
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) July 18, 2018
White House PRess Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders –
Prayers for the Remagen family. We are all forever grateful for the service and sacrifice of the men and women of the United States Secret Service, some of the greatest and bravest people in the country. We are so sorry for your loss and are grieving with you. https://t.co/Qo8Y7RUaxZ
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) July 18, 2018
United Nations Ambassador John Bolton –
U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Nole Remagen devoted his life to his country. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, family, and those mourning the loss of this hero. pic.twitter.com/4ocE4rUvzD
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) July 18, 2018
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen –
Losing a member of our law enforcement community is never easy. The nation mourns the passing of Special Agent Nole E. Remagen, who will return to the States today. Our thoughts are w his family & the entire @SecretService family in such a difficult time. https://t.co/pmbcfiBAQP
— Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen (@SecNielsen) July 18, 2018
First Lady spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham –
I have the honor of working alongside the @SecretService every day. They give up so much in order to serve this country, & deserve nothing but our respect & gratitude. When they mourn, so do we. Prayers for the Remagen family. https://t.co/9fp19Bjb5K
— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) July 18, 2018
The Secret Service also released a statement concerning their agent’s passing:
Special Agent Remagen’s repatriation to the United States represents the return of a fallen Secret Service Special Agent who exemplified the core values of the Secret Service – Justice, Duty, Courage, Honesty and Loyalty.
Special Agent Nole E. Remagen – Forever Worthy of Trust and Confidence.
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. You have all treated Special Agent Remagen as one of your own, and for that we are eternally grateful.
Special Agent Remagen, a 19-year Secret Service veteran, leaves behind his wife and two young children.
H/T: Fox News