Trump to pay his respect to fallen Secret Service agent

July 18, 2018 - 12:17 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are making a surprise trip Wednesday to Joint Base Andrews to pay their respects to the family of a Secret Service agent who died in Scotland while supporting their overseas trip this week.

Special Agent Nole E. Remagen suffered a stroke Monday during Trump's trip to Belgium, the United Kingdom, Scotland and Finland. The 19-year veteran died in Scotland on Tuesday. He was surrounded by immediate family and Secret Service colleagues.

"Our hearts are filled with sadness over the loss of a beloved and devoted Special Agent, husband, and father," Trump said in a statement. "Our prayers are with Special Agent Remagen's loved ones, including his wife and two young children. We grieve with them and with his Secret Service colleagues, who have lost a friend and a brother."

Trump said, "Melania and I are deeply grateful for his lifetime of devotion."

The Trumps departed the White House on Marine One Monday afternoon to attend a ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, just outside Washington, where Remagen's body was due to arrive on Wednesday afternoon. He is survived by a wife and two young children.

Trump left Scotland on Sunday evening and flew to Helsinki for a Monday summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He returned to the Washington late Monday.

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This story has been corrected to show that agent died after Trump was back in U.S.

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