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Former Secret Service Agent Explains How POTUS Is Protected

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 02, 2019

Jonathan Wackrow spent 14 years as a special agent of the Secret Service and in this video he explains how the Secret Service protects the people under its watch, particularly the President.

It’s a testament to the Secret Service’s training, process, and professionalism that none of the three most recent polarizing Presidents have endured a serious assassination attempt.

Strike a pose

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 02, 2015

This photo of five Secret Service agents bracing themselves against helicopter prop wash is my favorite photo of the week.

Secret Service

It’s like they’re each individually posing for their own super-boss album cover. Larger here.