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Secret Service hero honored

Posted in: Around the Mall, News, Summer 2014

Retired Secret Service agent Jerry W. Parr, BA’62, received Peabody’s 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award during Commencement May 9. He may be best known as the agent protecting President Ronald Reagan on March 31, 1981, during a near-fatal assassination attempt. When would-be assassin John Hinckley Jr. opened fire, Parr shoved Reagan into the waiting car and [...]