My bodyguard, my self

Jamie Lauren Keiles:

The history of the security detail is arguably as old as the history of power. For as long as there have been people at the top, there have been knights, samurai, somatophylakes, housecarls, Varangians, and Praetorian Guards cast in the role of personal protectors.

These days, it seems like everyone has a security detail. We spent a day with three men in suits to find out how it feels to be safe.

I have some relatives in the “protection industry” and I’m always fascinated by the people who do this kind of work.