Deputy U.S. Marshal Suffers Fatal Heart Attack News
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Deputy U.S. Marshal suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a wellness program inside a federal courthouse in Corpus Christi last week.
Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Norm Merkel was located after experiencing the medical emergency on Jan. 16 by a court security officer who administered CPR, but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, according to The Officer Down Memorial Page.
Following graduation from high school, Merkel entered the United States Army. After his honorable discharge he attended Northern State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in…

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