Jerry Parr

  • Photo of Jerry Parr with President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan

    Jerry W. Parr, BA’62, Matters of Life and Death

    On March 31, 1981, Secret Service agent Jerry W. Parr was head of the detail protecting President Ronald Reagan during a speech at the Washington Hilton. When would-be assassin John Hinkley Jr. opened fire, Parr shoved Reagan into a waiting car and ordered him taken to George Washington University Hospital—actions credited with saving the seriously wounded president’s life. Read More

    Sep 26, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Secret Service hero Jerry Parr honored by Vanderbilt

    The Secret Service agent who saved President Reagan during an assassination attempt in 1981 was honored by Peabody College. Read More

    May 9, 2014