Giving Tuesday 2019


On Giving Tuesday 2019, the U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund asks that you remember and support the work that the Fund is doing to Honor the Fallen. The Fund, established in 2012, provides immediate financial assistance to the surviving family of any U.S. Marshals Service employee, Court Security Officer, or full-time task force officer who is killed in the line of duty. We also provide education assistance to the surviving spouses and children of those killed in the line of duty. Your support is appreciated and important!! Honor the Fallen.

2019 Police Week T-shirt Fundraiser


To further honor the recently lost lives of Deputies' Chase Hill and Chase White, the U.S. Marshals Survirors Benefit Fund and Blanket the World have partnered to create a 2019 Police Week T-shirt.  Please click here, 2019 Police Week T-Shirt or see the below images for further information.









Retired Deputy U.S. Marshal Daniel T. Martin passed away on March 19, 2019.  Danny's family has generously requested that donations in memory of Danny be made to the Survivors Benefit Fund.  We thank the Martin family for thinking of the Fund during their time of mourning.  Danny will be fondly remembered by all of us who had the honor of serving with him.  Please keep Danny and the whole Martin family in your thoughts and prayers.  

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


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.



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:

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.