There are a few interesting items about the Tampa Report that was recovered from the personal files of former Secret Service Agent Gerald Blaine.
For one, it is titled: “FINAL SURVEY REPORT,” which to means there were other earlier reports that this one is based on, and it is dated
December 4, 1963, after the
Under PROTECTIVE RESEARCH (page 3) it is noted “Mr. Cecil Taylor, Protective Research Section, was notified of this movement on
November 9, 1963. He advised that two
subjects were in the area.
They were Wayne L. Gainey, 00-2-33,815. Gainey was interviewed by Tampa
agents and remained in the custody of his parents during this movement. The
other was John W. Warrington, 00-2-33,902. This subject was in jail in Jacksonville , for threatening the mayor of Tampa,
“No unusual incidents occurred on the
, visit.” Tampa,
This is belied by the
newspaper report: Tampa
Threats On Kennedy Made Here
In issuing notice to all participating security police prior to the President’s motorcade tour in
Mullins had said: “I would like to advise all officers that threats against the
President have been made from this area in the last few days.” Tampa
A memo from the White House Secret Service dated Nov. 8 reported:
“Subject made statement of a plan to assassinate the President in October 1963. Subject stated he will use a gun, and if he couldn’t get closer he would find another way. Subject is described as: White, male, 20, slender build,” etc.
Mullins said Secret Service had been advised of three persons in the area who reportedly had made threats on the President’s life. One of the three was – and still is – in jail here under heavy bond.
Mullins said he did not know if the other two may have followed the Presidential caravan to