On March 30, 1981, John Hinckley Jr. shot six bullets in an attempt to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. Of six shots fired, Reagan was hit, as well as Press Secretary James Brady, D.C. Police Officer Thomas Delahanty and Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy. In 1982, Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Agents tend to Presidential Press Secretary James Brady on the ground (R) and a wounded police officer (L) after John Hinckley, being held at rear, attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981. (UPI Photo/Don Rypka/Files)
A secret agent tends to Presidential Press Secretary James Brady laying wounded on the ground after John Hinckley in an attempt to assassinate President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981 fired six shots with a pistol. (UPI Photo/Don Rypka/Files)
President Ronald Reagan smiles broadly and waves with his left hand, the side that was injured when he was shot during an assasination attempt, to a large crowd of White House staffers that gathered in the rain to welcome him home from the hospital April 11, 1981. (UPI Photo/Scott Stewart/FILES)
Press Secretary James Brady cuts the ribbon together with President Ronald Reagan opening the new press center at the White House in Washington on November 9, 1981, with First Lady Nancy looking on. (UPI Photo/Mal Langsdon/Files)
Presidential Press Secretary James Brady gives a “thumbs up” sign as he leaves his home in Arlington on September 5, 1981 on his way back to George Washington Hospital. This marks the first time Brady was returned home to his wife Sarah, at left, since the attempt on President Reagan’s life. Brady was the most serious injured of the four people shot on March 30, 1981. (UPI Photo/Don Rypka/Files)