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The Agent Who Saved a President

Photo Ron Edmunds/Associated Press

Photo Ron Edmunds/Associated Press

Thursday Review looks at the life of U.S. Secret Service agent Jerry Parr, one of the men who saved President Ronald Reagan’s life on March 30, 1981 in Washington, D.C. when John Hinckley opened fire with a .22 handgun.  As a kid, Parr dreamed of becoming an agent.  Read the full story on our Front Page.