Only one member of the Secret Service has died protecting the President
On November 1, 1950, two Puerto Rican nationalists stormed the house that President Harry Truman was living in while the White House underwent renovations. In their attempt to assassinate Truman, they shot Private Leslie Coffelt, a member of the Secret Service, three times. Before he died from his injuries, Coffelt returned fire, shooting one would-be assassin in the head.
They’ve never had a traitor in the Secret Service
Although the FBI, CIA, and NSA have all been infiltrated by foreign spies, the Secret Service has never discovered a spy or traitor in its ranks. Find out which 13 celebrities you never knew had FBI files.
Agents are more than bodyguards
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In addition to tracking nearly 1,500 presidential death threats per year, the Secret Service also investigates credit fraud, financial crimes, identity theft, counterfeiting, and computer fraud. Check out these 14 secret code works you’re not meant to know.