Working in Close Protection can make life very interesting indeed. You can get the opportunity to guard some of the most famous people on the planet but there is one job in the security industry at the moment that every Close Protection Operative dreams of. Who is the man that is guarding Donald Trump?
The answer is a former NYPD Detective and Narcotics Officer. Keith Schiller has been heading up Trump’s security team for the last 16 years and has been called to action many times during his service but can expect to be on high alert more than ever after the New York property magnate and reality TV star landed the top job in global politics.
Trump’s new presidential role will have made him one of the most highly prized targets in the world for people who strongly disagree with his policies and sometimes radical views. Schiller is the man that puts his own safety on the line to keep the US president from harms way.
Former Secret Service agent Jonathan Wachrow said: “This is a very high risk, high stress environment that they are in. Their head has to be on a swivel at all times.”
Wachrow described Schiller and Trump’s relationship as being “built out of trust” and that the bodyguard has been “put in a very difficult position to protect a very exposed individual with a lot of risk”.
Schiller who is 57 years old and comes from The Bronx, one of New York’s toughest inner city areas, worked with the New York Police Department for over ten years and also served as an officer in the US Navy.
According to The New York Daily News, Schiller first hit headlines in 2007 when he restrained WWE head honcho Vince McMahon at a wrestling event after Mr Trump had slapped McMahon across the face.
During Trump’s presidential campaign Schiller was called to action a number of times. He punched a protester in the face at a protest outside Trump Tower who allegedly grabbed him from behind. Schiller also had to physically eject a Univision news reporter from a press conference.
Jorge Ramos who works for the Miami based news company was trying to ask Trump about his controversial immigration proposals. Trump told Ramos: ‘Sit down, you weren’t called. Go back to Univision”. Schiller then manhandled Ramos from the building.
It would seem that Donald Trump is in safe hands with Schiller by his side.
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