Secret Service Agent on Presidential Detail Killed In Accident


A United States Secret Service agent died in a kayaking accident over the weekend, local media reports.

The agency confirmed the news in a statement: “On Saturday, June 29, 2019, the Secret Service lost one of our own in a tragic kayaking accident in Maryland. Special Agent Stephanie Hancock had been with the U.S. Secret Service since 2007, last serving on the Presidential Protective Detail. Our condolences, as well as our thoughts and prayers, are with the family of Special Agent Hancock.”

WJZ reported: Hancock fell into the water along with another kayaker on the Severn River at mouth of Spa Creek around 3:20 p.m. Saturday. The other kayaker was rescued, however, Hancock’s body was found around 9:45 p.m.

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