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US Secret Service Agent Dies During Donald Trump's Trip To UK

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What should have been an incredible visit to the United Kingdom for Donald Trump, ended in tragedy when one of his secret service agents passed away on the trip.

On July 15, the president was at the Turnberry golf resort in Ayrshire, Scotland when one of his servicemen suffered from a stroke. Although he was rushed to the hospital and was receiving "critical care," the unnamed agent passed away only two days later, surrounded by his immediate family.

A statement released by the US secret service wrote the man had 19 years of experience and was a "dedicated professional of the highest order."

"The secret service thanks the medical personnel in Scotland, in addition to the members of the White House Medical Unit and Police Scotland who provided exceptional care and support for a member of our family," the statement also said.

Prior to his visit to Scotland, Trump was in Britain, where he sat down with English Prime Minister Elizabeth May, and met Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. After their introduction, he had nothing but praise for the 92-year-old monarch.

"She is a tremendous woman. I really look forward to meeting her. I think she represents her country so well," Trump said. "If you think of it, for so many years she has represented her country, she has really never made a mistake. You don't see, like, anything embarrassing. She is just an incredible woman."

Currently, the secret service has about 3,200 agents, and have a "Wall of Honor," to commemorate 36 agents who have died while on active duty since 1902.

Christopher Smith was the last person to have his name added to the wall, when he passed away from a heart attack in 2005.

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[H/T: The Sun, USA Today]

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