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

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

“We wanted to share a memory. In '13, Timberwolf learned that the 2-year-old son of an agent on his detail was diagnosed with leukemia & the detail was going to shave their heads. You can see what happened, in classic 41 manner,” the agents who protected the former president said in a tweet. (U.S. Secret Service photo)

Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the agents' detail officially ended at 6 a.m. Friday following Bush's burial on Thursday at his presidential library at Texas A&M University.

Bush died on Nov. 30 at the age of 94.

He was buried Thursday next to his wife, Barbara, and their daughter Robin, who died at age 3.

Secret Service agents served as honorary pallbearers during some of this week's events honoring the 41st president.

On Twitter, the agency paid tribute to Bush and shared photos from 2013, when Bush shaved his head in support of an agent's 2-year-old son who had leukemia.

“Timberwolf’s Detail concluded at 0600 hours on December 7, 2018 with no incidents to report at the George Bush Presidential Library—College Station, Texas. Godspeed former President George H.W. Bush—you will be missed by all of us,” the agents posted.