Supervisory Deputy US Marshal Norman D. Merkel

Supervisory Deputy US Marshal Norman D. Merkel

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

End of Watch Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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Norman D. Merkel

Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Norm Merkel suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in his agency's wellness program inside the United States Courthouse in Corpus Christi, Texas.

A court security officer performed CPR after he was located but was unable to revive him.

Deputy Marshal Merkel was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served with the United States Marshals Service for 18 years and was the commander of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force. He had previously served with the McIntosh County Sheriff's Office, North Dakota, for three years. He is survived by his mother and two sisters.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 3019
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Location Texas

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On behalf of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, we send our deepest sympathies and condolences. R.I.P. Deputy US Marshal Merkel, may God bless you and keep you. May God comfort your family, friends and all our brothers and sisters with the United States Marshals Service. May God wrap you in his loving arms my brother and grant your family and friends strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers my brother. Please know that you and your service will never be forgotten. Fidelis Ad Mortem my brother as we remain Standing Tall For Those who Have Fallen. We have the watch from here.

Corporal James Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, Tampa, Fla.

February 7, 2019

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