Jerry Parr

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Jerry Parr
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Jerry Parr just before President Reagan was shot.
Born(1930-09-16)September 16, 1930
DiedOctober 9, 2015(2015-10-09) (aged 85)
EducationVanderbilt University
Loyola University
OccupationRetired Secret Service Agent
EmployerUnited States Secret Service
Known forSaving President Reagan during his assassination attempt.

Jerry S. Parr (September 16, 1930 - October 9, 2015) was a Secret Service Agent. He was one of the agents protecting President Reagan on the day of his assassination attempt on March 30, 1981.[1][2]

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.[3]

Parr died of congestive heart failure in Washington, D.C. on October 9, 2015, aged 85.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "At The Edge Of Death". Newsweek. October 4, 1999. Retrieved 2008-08-13.
  2. Sue Anne Pressley (March 30, 2006). "When History, Destiny Converged". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-08-13.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jerry Parr, Secret Service Agent That Saved Wounded Reagan, Dies at 85