Jerry Parr


Age: 85

Secret Service agent who was credited with saving President Ronald Reagan's life during an assassination attempt in 1981 when John W. Hinckley, Jr. opened fire on the president outside the Washington Hilton Hotel on March 30, 1981 while he was just feet away from Reagan, but who redirected the limousine from the White House to George Washington University Medical Center when he realized that Reagan had been shot after he had grabbed the president, shoved him into a waiting limousine, then jumped in on top of him before a shift supervisor grabbed both men's feet, shoved them farther inside and slammed the door behind them.

Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure

Born: September 16, 1930

Died: October 9, 2015

Washington, D.C.