William Sinnott (14 August 1886 in Florida(?) –29 March 1965 in Miami Beach, Florida), who was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in 1940 in recognition of his service to President Franklin D. Roosevelt during an assassination attempt on FDR in 1933. A New York City detective, Sinnott had guarded Roosevelt when he was New York governor and was vacationing in Miami at the time of the attack.
Text of legislation
- Saturday, 15 June 1940
- AN ACT
- To authorize the presentation of a special gold medal to William Sinnott.
- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President is authorized to present a special gold medal to William Sinnott, a detective, who in guarding Franklin D. Roosevelt, then President-elect of the United States, at Miami, Florida, on February 15, 1933, was shot and wounded by Giuseppe Zangara, who attempted to assassinate said Franklin D. Roosevelt. 54 Stat. 1283 
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