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Ted’s excellent ‘Reagan’ adventures

Secret Service agent tells RCF his ‘toss’ woke up First Lady

Retired U.S. Secret Service agent Ted Kirkman protected President Ronald Reagan as well as Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
Retired U.S. Secret Service agent Ted Kirkman once played fetch with a dog while on duty — and woke up the First Lady of the United States.

Kirkman entertained Rotary Club of Farragut members at their meeting Wednesday, Aug. 15, with his experiences — including close interaction with President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan.

Currently a tactical weapons expert at Bill’s Outpost in Alcoa, Kirkman served with the Secret Service for 27 years — until 2003 — under Reagan and five

other presidents: Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

However, his fondest memories were from 1983 to 1986, when he served as a member of Reagan’s presidential detail.

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‘Roadeo’ a Kiwanis effort to help teens drive safely

For the second year, Kiwanis Club of Farragut is teaming up with Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security to help area teens learn how to be safe on the road.

The course, which is a charity service event, is slated to take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, in the parking lot of First Farragut United Methodist Church, 12733 Kingston Pike. Lunch is provided.

“They will learn driving maneuverability skills through a series of interactive learning stations at Kiwanis Teen Driving Roadeo,” said Floyd Ostrowski, Kiwanis event chairman. “It is focused on distracted driving.”

Participants will learn about the effects of driving while intoxicated and texting and driving.

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