Meet Jerry Parr. In 1981 he was the agent standing next to Ronald Reagan when John Hinckley Jr. stepped out of the crowd, intent on killing the president. In the Secret Service is an adrenaline-filled ride through the ordinary life of an agent. Jerry spent much of his life as a silent eyewitness to history—with a gun at his fingertips. In the Secret Service will lead you along Jerry’s journey that took him from the halls of the powerful to the streets of the poor in Washington, DC, to the mountain passes of war-torn El Salvador. You won’t want to miss this insider’s perspective on the Secret Service and this honest look into the heart of a man’s willingness to sacrifice himself for another.
“Jerry put himself in harm’s way to protect Ronnie, and I am forever grateful.” Nancy Reagan former first lady of the United States of America
“The Secret Service is the emblem of America at its best. Jerry personifies that trust. His actions changed history when the bullets flew.” Chris Matthews host of Hardball with Chris Matthews on MSNBC
Jerry and Carolyn Parr have built their life together on faith, family, and service. Jerry served as a special agent in the United States Secret Service for twenty-three years. Carolyn worked for the Justice Department and later as a federal tax judge. Both Jerry and Carolyn are ordained ministers. They have three daughters and four brilliant and beautiful granddaughters.