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IN MEMORIAM: Special Deputy U.S. Marshal Jacob Keltner

[03.10.19]

The U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund remembers McHenry County Sheriffs Deputy Jacob Keltner. Deputy Keltner was a task force officer working with a U.S. Marshals Service task force when he was killed in the line of duty on March 7. The Fund will work with the U.S. Marshals Service and the McHenry County Sheriffs Office to provide support to Deputy Keltner's family. Please keep Deputy Keltner's family, friends and colleagues in your thoughts and prayers. 

A visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the DeFiore Funeral Home – 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A formal law enforcement walkthrough is scheduled for 6 p.m.

The funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Woodstock North High School, 3000 Raffel Road.

IN MEMORIAM: SDUSM NORMAN D. MERKEL

[01.23.19]

On January 16, 2019, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Norman D. Merkel died unexpectedly from a medical condition while at work in the U.S. Courthouse in Corpus Christi, Texas. Norman was assigned to the Southern District of Texas.

The following link has information regarding Norman and the services which will be held in the coming weeks:  www.aberdeenfuneralhome.com/obituary/norman-d-merkel

Please join the U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund in honoring and remembering Supervisory Deputy Merkel. Please keep his friends and family in your thoughts and prayers.  

GRAHAM PELTON RECOGNITION AWARD

[12.19.18]

Graham Pelton Associates (www.grahampelton.com), a corporate partner of the U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund, recently bestowed their Annual Client Recognition Award to the Fund. This award was based on the inspiring mission of the Fund and its positive impact on the lives of surviving family members. The award also included a financial donation to the Fund by Graham Pelton. The Fund appreciates the recognition and support from our partners at Graham Pelton! 

IN MEMORIAM: DUSM Chase White

[11.29.18]

It is with deep regret we share the tragic death of Deputy United States Marshal Chase White.  Deputy White was shot and killed while executing a felony arrest warrant on November 29, 2018, in Tucson, Arizona.  The subject of the arrest warrant was captured and is being held for the murder of Deputy White.

Chase White joined the U.S. Marshals Service in 2015.  He is a member of the U.S. Air Force and was scheduled to return to active duty on November 30, 2018.  He is survived by his wife and their four children, whose ages range from 7-14.

The U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund hand delivered a benefit check to Deputy U.S. Marshal White's family this past weekend. We also made a commitment to the White family that the Fund's education assistance program will be there for the White children. As always, your support allows us to help the families of our fallen heroes in their greatest hour of need. We ask that you keep the family, friends, and colleagues of Deputy White in your thoughts and prayers.

IN MEMORIAM: Vaughn Troy Aiken

[09.11.18]

We are sorry to announce the death of one of our dedicated adminstrative employees.  Vaughn Aiken passed away on September 3rd lovingly surrounded by friends and family.  His death is a direct result of his exposure to toxins from the September 11th terror attacks on the World Trade Center working in New York City at the time.   The U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund hand delivered a benefit check to the Vaughn Aiken family on September 7th.  As always, your support allows us to help the families in their hour of need.  We ask that you keep the family, friends, and colleagues of Vaughn Aiken in your thoughts and prayers.