Secret Service Code Names For Those They ProtectRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Nov 16 2020 9:01 PM
UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE: The United States Secret Service has code names for those they protect. The linked article gives some of those code names and the meaning behind those names.
Secret Service agents are not supposed to be seen or heard. As fixtures of First Family lives, they work hard to protect those they are assigned while trying to stay as invisible as possible. But according to the Secret Service agents who spoke up after First Lady Barbara Bush passed away, she was one of the few that would treat them like family.
The United States Secret Service code name for Barbara Bush was ‘Tranquility,'” agent Jonathan Wackrow wrote in a CNN op-ed. “It exemplified her demeanor and its calming, humanizing and gentle effect on those around her. She will forever be missed.”
Secret Service detail does not end once a presidential term ends. Instead, the same agents that are assigned to protect a president usually continue to do so after they leave office. And oftentimes, the presidents and their Secret Service personnel form a really beautiful bond.
Former President George H.W. Bush, for example, definitely formed an incredibly deep bond with his agents. So much so that at age 89 the former president — whose code name was Timberwolf — shaved his head in support of an agent’s 2-year-old son who had been diagnosed with leukemia. He was so beloved that when Bush passed away, the Secret Service tweeted out one final dispatch, concluding Timberwolf’s detail and calling their time serving him as an “honor”.
Presidents were not always flanked by Secret Service agents. In fact, it was not until the 33rd President of the United States, Harry Truman, took office that the Secret Service practice began.