Jerry Parr

American Secret Service agent

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]

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.

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]


  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