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.
WE REMEMBER RETIRED DUSM DANNY MARTIN
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.
IN MEMORIAM: SDUSM NORMAN D. MERKEL
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
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!