Roy Herman Kellerman

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Roy Herman Kellerman was born in Macomb County, Michigan back in 1915.  After graduating from high school, he worked for the Dodge division of Chrysler.  In 1937, he was sworn in as a trooper for the Michigan State Police.  Just before Christmas in 1941, he joined the Secret Service in Detroit.

In 1942, he was a permanent fixture at the White House.  In 1965, he was promoted to “deputy special in charge”.  He retired from the Secret Service in 1968 as an assistant administrator.  He died in 1984, he was 69.

What you may not know about Roy is that he was in the front passenger’s side of the presidential limousine with President Kennedy in Dallas.  I saw the photo, he was chastised for not covering Kennedy’s body with his own.  It took only 6 seconds to Oswald to fire the shots. No way would he have had time to do what was expected.  Take a look at the photo and see if you agree with me or not.

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Comments (16)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray 

Jan 24, 2021 04:33 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... when events like this happen someone is always looking for a scapegoat.

Jan 24, 2021 04:53 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is crazy that people would feel that way about perceived inaction in that scenario.

Jan 24, 2021 05:00 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story. Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jan 24, 2021 05:49 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James Dray - I don't see how he could have cover Kennedy body with his.  I don't understand that criticism.

Jan 24, 2021 05:55 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Maybe if he was Superman!

Just think conspiracy opinions live on even today.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jan 24, 2021 06:00 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Six seconds can be an eternity until you think about stimulus and response. Everybody wants a scapegoat until it is them. Enjoy your day!

Jan 24, 2021 06:17 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning James,

What a story, and how can anyone blame him for that six seconds...A

Jan 24, 2021 07:09 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James Dray what a trauma that must have been to live through

Jan 24, 2021 08:34 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James-what an interesting story. And you're right, I cannot understand how anyone could think that 6 seconds would have been enough time. Many people like to chime in and blame someone or something especially if they have nothing else to offer. 

Jan 24, 2021 10:13 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - as you are well-aware, the stories, both told and  untold, in law enforcement are many.  The consequences of reaction, happenstance and circumstance help fuel speculation for years and years.  

Jan 24, 2021 03:05 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

How could anyone blame him for those 6 seconds? And he lived with that the rest of his life!

Jan 24, 2021 04:06 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

He did not react fast enough BUT Clint Hill the SS man from ND protecting Jackie at the same time did react faster than Roy and did protect her. He is still alive today and signs his book in town every year at the Hostfest. Come up to the Hostfest next year James Dray and you can meet and visit with Clint.

Jan 24, 2021 06:13 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I do agree that the agent would have had to have super powers to accomplish the impossible James Dray 

Jan 24, 2021 07:30 PM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

These agents are trained to take a bullet to protect the president.  It's easy to sit on the sidelines and say they could have done better.

Jan 25, 2021 06:29 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear James,

Wow! What an amazing life. I would not fault him for his reactions. I would not have been able to do any better.

Feb 10, 2021 07:47 PM