UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN THE ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN (MARCH 30, 1981)

 

The following Secret Service personnel have been publicly named as playing a direct role in events surrounding the March 30, 1981 assassination attempt on President Reagan, by John Hinckley, at the Washington Hilton Hotel.

 

Members of the Presidential Protective Detail (PPD):

 

Fabel, Dennis [drove the second (follow-up) car to George Washington University Hospital after President Reagan was wounded]

 

Gordon, Mary Ann [lead transportation agent for President Reagan’s visit to the Washington Hilton]

 

Green, William [lead advance agent for President Reagan’s visit to the Washington Hilton]

 

Lightsey, Thomas [retrieved Hinckley’s gun from the pavement after Hinckley was tackled]

 

McCarthy, Dennis V. N. [first agent to tackle Hinckley after the assassination attempt] *

 

McCarthy, Timothy [wounded in the assassination attempt] *

 

McIntosh, Dale [helped guard President Reagan at George Washington University Hospital]

 

Miller, Russell *

 

Parr, Jerry [Special Agent in Charge, PPD] *

 

Shaddick, Raymond [Assistant Special Agent in Charge, PPD] *

 

Spriggs, (Carlton) Daniel “Danny” *

 

Unrue, (Thomas) Drew [driver of the Presidential car; drove President Reagan to George Washington University Hospital] *

 

Wanko, Robert

 

Other USSS Personnel:

 

Miller, Pat [Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge, Washington Field Office; coordinated security at GWU Hospital after President Reagan arrived]

 

Mobley, Paul [Washington Field Office; assisted with Presidential advance]

 

White, Frederick [Assistant Director of the Secret Service for Administration; met the President’s car upon its arrival at GWU Hospital]

 

[* = received Secret Service or Treasury Department awards for actions taken during the assassination attempt]

 

Sources:

 

Abrams, Herbert L. “The President Has Been Shot”: Confusion, Disability, and the 25th Amendment in the Aftermath of the Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan (1991)

 

McCarthy, Dennis V. N., with Philip W. Smith. Protecting the President: The Inside Story of a Secret Service Agent (1985)

 

Articles in Reagan Library vertical file

 

 

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