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Subject: Archive: On Nov. 1, 1950, Police officer Leslie Coffelt was killed during an assassination attempt on Pres. Harry S Truman.


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An assassin was killed, a Secret Service agent was injured
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Date Posted: Monday, November 02, 04:39:41pm

The second of two assassination attempts on U.S. President Harry S. Truman occurred on November 1, 1950.

It was carried out by militant Puerto Rican pro-independence activists Oscar Collazo and Griselio Torresola while the President resided at Blair House during the renovation of the White House.

Both men were stopped before gaining entry to the house. Torresola mortally wounded White House Police officer Leslie Coffelt, who killed him in return fire. Secret Service agents wounded Collazo. President Harry S. Truman was upstairs in the house and not harmed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attempted_assassination_of_Harry_S._Truman#cite_note-drama-3

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Boy, that White House Police officer Leslie Coffelt was shot three times, yet in the end fired off his gun to kill his shooter. ...Quite the feat. -RIPTuesday, November 03, 08:31:34am


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