Deputy U.S. Marshal Emil Richard Wehrli

Deputy U.S. Marshal Emil Richard Wehrli

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, August 11, 1988

Emil Richard Wehrli

Deputy Marshal Emil Wehrli suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in the agency's annual physical fitness test.

He had just completed a 1-1/2 mile run at Peter Kiewit Middle School in Omaha, Nebraska, and was walking a cool down lap when he suddenly collapsed. Other personnel at the scene immediately began CPR. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Deputy Marshal Wehrli was a veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the United States Marshals Service for 17-1/2 years. He was survived by his two children, mother, and seven siblings.

Bio

  • Age 46
  • Tour 17 years, 8 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Location Nebraska

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Deputy Marshal Wehrli,
On today, the 29th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a LEO but when you served in Vietnam as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
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August 11, 2017

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