Jerry Parr facts for kids
Jerry Parr just before President Reagan was shot.
September 16, 1930|
Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
|Died||October 9, 2015
|Occupation||Retired Secret Service Agent|
|Employer||United States Secret Service|
|Known for||Saving President Reagan during his assassination attempt.|
Parr's interest in joining the Secret Service originated as a boy after watching Code of the Secret Service (1939) starring Ronald Reagan as agent "Brass" Bancroft.
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US President Ronald Reagan waves just before he is shot outside a Washington hotel on March 30, 1981. From left are Parr, in raincoat, who pushed Reagan into the limousine; press secretary James Brady, who was seriously wounded; Reagan; Michael Deaver, Reagan's aide; unidentified policeman; Washington policeman Thomas K. Delahanty, who was shot; and secret service agent Timothy J. McCarthy, who was shot in the stomach.
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