U.S. Marshal Suffers Fatal Heart Attack On Duty

A court security officer performed CPR on the 45-year-old deputy but was unable to revive him.

Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Norm Merkel is survived by his mother and two sisters.Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Norm Merkel is survived by his mother and two sisters.Photo: U.S. Marshals Service. 

Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Norm Merkel suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in his agency's wellness program, according to reports.

The medical emergency occurred at the United States Courthouse in Corpus Christi, Texas.

A court security officer performed CPR on the 45-year-old deputy but was unable to revive him.

Merkel is survived by his mother and two sisters.

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