Thought you might like to listen to to this. It’s the newly released recording of the Secret Service chatter at the time Ronald Reagan was shot on March 30, 2011.
The recording opens with an announcement that Reagan is headed out of the Hilton – known around Washington as the “Hinckley Hilton” – and then a relatively calm announcement that shots had been fired. Reagan was thought to be okay, but soon it became clear he was hit, and the limo sped to George Washington Hospital.
There’s a video here which includes photos from the moments surrounding the shooting. You’ve seen them all, and so have I. But one thing I noticed this time – take a look at the two cops in the photo just before Reagan is shot. Notice what they are looking at. And notice what they are not looking at – the small crowd from which the shooter was about to emerge.
H/T to PJ Tatler, where I first saw this.