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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.
Crack shot of White House police force. Washington, D.C., Aug. 10. Outstanding marksman of the White House police force is Roland Ford, today averaged 294 bullseyes out of a possible 300 while shooting in competition with marksmen from other agencies in the Treasury Department. Forty-eight experts competed for medals and cup for themselves and their services in the friendly matches, 8/10/37
Uncovering the Life of White House Police Officer Roland Ford
Digging through the Library of Congress archives, we uncovered the life of Roland Ford, a White House police officer. Learn more about his life and his connection to President Roosevelt in this post.
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The Wild and Crazy Story of Jeffries D. Henry, Ex-White House Policeman and Slayer of His Wife
A crazy story from 1943: Jeffries D. Henry was an ex-White House policeman, bigamist, and alleged slayer of his wife. He was sentenced to 15 years to life imprisonment. Read about the wild events that led up to his conviction.

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