Larry Buendorf

American security officer

Larry Buendorf (born November 18, 1937) is an American security official. He is the Chief Security Officer of the United States Olympic Committee.[1] He is a former United States Navy aviator and Secret Service agent.

Larry Buendorf
Buendorf in foreground with sunglasses protecting Ford 5 September 1975
Born (1937-11-18) November 18, 1937 (age 86)
Alma materMinnesota State University, Mankato, B.S. 1959
Occupation(s)Chief Security Officer of the U.S. Olympic Committee, former Secret Service special agent

Buendorf is best known for his successful intervention during an assassination attempt on then United States President Gerald Ford in 1975.[2]


  1. Borzilleri, Meri-Jo (2003-12-21) "Keeping an eye on things. Olympic security means much more today". Archived from the original on May 26, 2006. Retrieved 2007-04-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link).
  2. Experience on security's front lines. Usatoday.Com (2004-05-15). Retrieved on 2013-07-15.