Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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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Reflections for Supervisory Deputy US Marshal Norman D. Merkel

Marshal Merkel,

May you rest in the arms of God and may God be with your family.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

January 25, 2019

Rest in peace Marshal Merkel!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

January 25, 2019

First of all my heart goes out to the family of supervisory Marshall Merkle .
Heart disease kills as dead as a bullet. And it's silent as a sniper. You have jobs where the stress goes from 0-150 in a second and the adrenaline dumps in the blood and the heart goes BOOM, BOOM like a machine gun. You cops have to take of yourselves. Stop dying at 45 or 50.

CO Ted Carr (ret), Colorado Dept. of Corrections, Texas Dept. of Corrections TDCJID

January 25, 2019

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

January 24, 2019

Rest in peace brother.

Detective Stephen Trejo
Donna I.S.D Police Dept. Tx

January 24, 2019

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police Department

January 24, 2019

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Deputy US Marshal Norman Merkel. Please know we are eternally grateful for Norman’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Deputy Marshal Merkel, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the US Marshal’s Office in Houston, Texas for Norman’s partner and fellow Marshals. POINT 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Deputy Marshal Merkel's family.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired

Jerry M. Rhodes
Detective, Dallas Police Department Retired
Law Enforcement Outreach

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department
POINT 27- a Law Enforcement Liaison

January 24, 2019

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Frank J. Corasaniti II, Ret. Fire Lt., Baltimore City Fire Department.

January 23, 2019

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Marshal Merkel and the United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service during this time. Thank you, Deputy Marshal Merkel, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

January 23, 2019

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

January 23, 2019

Thank you for your service United States Marshall Merkel. May the Peace of Jesus be with you and your family now and forever. Salute, good sir.

Father of Sgt. Robert Goodwin MNPD

January 23, 2019

Supervisory US Deputy Marshal Markell, So sorry to hear about your LODD. Thank you for your service in the military and to the citizens that you served and protected. You will be missed but not forgotten. May GOD bless you and your family (Blood & Blue) abundantly. Rest In Peace Brother!!!

Sgt. (Ret) Steve Davis
Maricopa County S.O.

January 23, 2019



January 23, 2019

Rest in Peace Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Merkel. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

January 23, 2019

We will pray for your families comfort.

Artificial goals or PT benchmarks are killing too many brave LEOs.

Lt. John Harasek (retired)

January 23, 2019

On behalf of Moms Back the Blue of the St. Louis County Police Family Association, we offer our heartfelt condolences to the family (blood and blue) and friends of Supervisory Deputy US Marshal Merkel.
We will be forever indebted to you for your selfless service and sacrifice.
Always Honored; Never Forgotten

Proud Moms from
Moms Back the Blue of the
St. Louis County Police Family Association

January 23, 2019

Rest in peace Brother.....My thoughts are with your family, friends and the members of the USMS during this most difficult and tragic time....

Lieutenant Joseph Ward
Jackson PD

January 23, 2019

Rest in Peace Deputy Merkel

We'll hold the line.

January 23, 2019

Rest easy my Brother. May your memory and sacrifice never fade.

Retired Deputy .
Santa Fe County Sheriff NM

January 22, 2019

Norm, you were one great guy and I had the upmost respect for you. I will miss you brother...

To your family, I offer my sincerest condolences and pray for you to find solace in the fact that Norm is in a better place now. Also, know that he left this world better off than he found it.

Rip Norm...

Fmr. Sgt. Jeff Grason
Victoria County Sheriff's Office

January 22, 2019

Lord God, our hearts and prayers go out to the United States Marshals Service and for the family, friends, and colleagues of Supervisory Deputy Marshal Norman Merkel, of the United States Marshals Service, who died in the Line-of-Duty on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Father God, have mercy on us and their souls. Rest easy my Brother-in-Blue. We will take it from here! End of Watch: Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Now, join the Lord and rejoice in Paradise! God speed! Amen.

“Blessed are those who mourn. They will be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4]
“Blessed are those who make peace. They will be called God’s children.” [Matthew 5:9]
“The greatest love you can show is to give your life for your friends.” [John 15:13]

Pastor Steven R. Closs, D. Div.
Ordained and Licensed as an Independent Evangelical Christian Minister
Member of the National Association of Christian Ministers
The Steven R. Closs Ministries
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div.
Nashua Police Department
Panther Drive
Nashua, NH 03061

January 22, 2019

May God watch over the family and fellow officers who serve and protect us. We can only imagine their pain. But we can sympathize with them and we must support them. Running to the danger,when all others run away from it. Selfless and fearless to the end. They now work heavens Beat. And are in God's hands forever. Ever watching down on us all. Thanks for your service.

D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

January 22, 2019

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

January 22, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother, you were a good and faithful servant, your work on earth is done, Godspeed home, we have the watch from here.

Lieutenant John Davis
Victoria County Sheriff’s Office, CID

January 22, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother

Criminal Investigator Greg Kouba
Victoria County Sheriff’s Office, Victoria, Texas

January 22, 2019

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