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.
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.