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Secret Service detail for Bush, code name 'Timberwolf,' ends

FILE - In this July 24, 2013, file photo provided by the Office of George Bush, former President George H. W. Bush poses with Patrick (last name withheld at family's request), 2, in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush joined members of his Secret Service detail in shaving his head to show solidarity for Patrick, who is the son of one of the agents. The child is undergoing treatment for leukemia and is losing his hair as a result. Bush was a humanitarian and made volunteerism a hallmark of his presidency from 1989 to 1993. (Barbara Bush/Office of George Bush via AP, File)
December 07, 2018 - 10:04 AM

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The U.S. Secret Service has ended its detail for George H.W. Bush after nearly 40 years of protecting the former president, who was known by the code name "Timberwolf."

The agency says its security detail officially ended at 6 a.m. Friday "with no incidents to report" following Bush's burial Thursday at his presidential library at Texas A&M University. In its final notification , the Bush Protective Division said: "You will be missed by all of us."

Agents served as honorary pallbearers during some of this week's events honouring the 41st president. On Twitter, the agency shared photos of when Bush shaved his head to support an agent's 2-year-old son who had leukemia.

Bush was buried next to his wife, Barbara, and their daughter Robin, who died of leukemia at age 3. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted photos from the private service.

Bush died Nov. 30 at age 94.

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