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