1982 Photo Contest, Spot News, 1st prize

Ron Edmonds

The Associated Press

30 March, 1981

Press secretary James Brady, policeman Thomas K. Delahanthy and secret service agent Timothy J. McCarthy, who threw himself into the line of fire, lie wounded outside a hotel. Delahanty, on crowd control duty, was standing close to the alleged gunman, John Warnock Hinckley Jr., when he pushed a pistol through a cluster of bystanders and fired. In the attempted assassination, six shots were fired at President Ronald Reagan, who was hit in the chest.

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Ron Edmonds

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