The Secret Service confirmed that Special Agent *Nole Remagen died Tuesday morning from health complications in Scotland during President Trump’s European trip.
“It is with great sadness and regret to report that the agent, a 19-year Secret Service veteran and dedicated professional of the highest order, passed early this morning on July 17, 2018, in Scotland,” a Secret Service press release read. “At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by members of his immediate family and his extended Secret Service family.”
Mr. Remagen suffered a severe cerebrovascular accident. He was abroad as part of the presidential protection when the incident occurred on July 15. An Air Force military airlift will return him to the U.S. Wednesday afternoon, but the arrival is closed to the public and media.
The agent worked for the Secret Service for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.
“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,” Mr. Trump said in a statement.
Secret Service extended their thanks to medical professionals in Scotland and the White House Medical Unit, as well as police in Scotland.
“You have all treated Special Agent Remagen as one of your own, and for that we are eternally grateful,” a second press release said.
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders expressed her condolences on Twitter Wednesday.
* (Correction: The agent’s name was misspelled in an earlier version of the story.)