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Dramatic Attempt to Assassinate President Truman in Blair House
A brazen daylight assassination attempt against President Truman took place right on Pennsylvania Avenue with a shootout in front of Blair House. It was carried out by militant Puerto Rican pro-independence activists. White House Police officer Leslie Coffelt, was killed protecting the President.
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Roland Ford: White House Police Officer and Crack Shot
We came across this photo of White House police officer Roland Ford in the Library of Congress archives. Source: Library of Congress We did a little digging to see what we could find on Roland. According to the U.S. Census record of 1940, he lived with his wife Maude and son little Roland at 1710 1st St. NE, in Eckington (Zillow). Roland Ford in the U.S. Census We went digging a little...
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Ex-White House Policeman Murders Wife
White House Police patch Okay, here is a headline that caught my attention: “Ex-White House Policeman Indicted as Slayer of Wife.” This is an article from August 3rd, 1943. Random fact: the day before, PT-109, commanded by JFK, was rammed and sunk. Kennedy saved his crew and was a hero. Back to the article … Jeffries D. Henry, 35, discharged White House policeman, was indicted...
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