On This Day…..

Alabama Governor Shot…..

May 15, 1972…..

Alabama Governor George Wallace is shot five times by Arthur Herman Bremer in Maryland while campaigning for the U.S. presidency. Wallace was paralyzed below the waist for the rest of his life. Bremer was sentenced to 63 years in prison for the shooting and was paroled in 2007. Bremer’s diaries indicated he committed the crime for fame, not for political reasons.