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

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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.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Location Nebraska

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Was wondering if you were related to former NFL player roger Wehrli? Rest in peace Deputy US Marshal Wehrli.

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